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 17 counties: Broward, Collier, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee, Palm Beach, Highlands, Glades, Lee, Martin, Osceola, Orange, Indian River 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 Environmental Quality Incentives and Agricultural Conservation Easements programs.
Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Agricultural Conservation Easements Program
National Everglades Initiative website.
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Federal Partners Announce $80 Million in Everglades Project Funding
USDA Radio News Stories:
New Help for Everglades Restoration Projects - Radio news story
Secretary Vilsack Comments on New Support for Everglades Restoration
USDA Puts More Money into Everglades Restoration
Florida Program Contact
Contact your local USDA-NRCS service center or
Crenel Francis, easements, 352-338-9508