Through the Everglades Initiative the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and our partners, work with producers; to implement conservation practices and support rural economies in the Florida Everglades region. The initiative covers all or parts of 17 counties: Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, Highlands, Indian River, Lee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee, Osceola, Orange, Palm Beach, Polk and St. Lucie counties.
The objectives of this initiative are to:
- Improve water quality
- Improve irrigation water management
- Control invasive plant species
- Improve wildlife and fish habitat
The initiative is implemented through the following programs:
National Everglades Initiative