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Dear Friend of the National Parks,

Everglades National Park

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After years of altered, unnatural water flow in the Everglades, the National Park Service (NPS)--and a coalition of agencies and organizations--is steadily working toward restoring the beautiful and vast "River of Grass."

One big obstacle to natural water flow is 11 miles of the Tamiami Trail, a highway that sits atop the Northeast Shark River Slough and dissects the Everglades. Already under construction is a one-mile bridge that will help restore some natural water flow. However, the NPS has released a preliminary draft plan that recommends 5.5 miles of additional bridging on Tamiami Trail. These 5.5 miles of bridging will restore habitat within the Everglades National Park and help reconnect the park to historic bodies of water to the north.

NPS is accepting written comments on the draft plan until July 27. It is critical that we let NPS know that we support this plan for 5.5 miles of bridging that is necessary to restore water flow to Everglades National Park and Florida Bay.

Take Action: Tell NPS you support their plan for 5.5 miles of additional bridging along Tamiami Trail to restore water flow to Everglades National Park and Florida Bay by submitting your comments today.

Thank you for taking the time to speak up for restoration of the irreplaceable Everglades! Together, we are making a true difference--one step at a time! 

Sincerely,

Kahlil Kettering

Kahlil Kettering
Biscayne Restoration Program Analyst

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