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Everglades Initiative

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Through the Everglades Initiative the Natural Resources Conservation Service and partners work with producers to implement conservation practices and support rural economies in the Florida Everglades region. The objectives are to improve water quality, irrigation management, control invasive species and improve fish and wildlife habitat. All or parts of 17 counties are covered: Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, Highlands, Indian River, Lee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee, Osceola, Orange, Palm Beach, Polk and St. Lucie. The initiative is implemented through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program  and Agricultural Conservation Easements Program

Everglades Initiative map 2015 - Click on map to download PDF map file.

More Information:National Everglades Initiative

Program Contact
Contact your local USDA Service Center or
Jeffrey Woods, financial assistance programs, 352-338-9515
Crenel Francis, program specialist, 352-338-9508