President George W. Bush signed into law a bill that will dedicate millions of dollars for Everglades Restoration. Part of the funding bill for the United States Army Corps of Engineers, these funds will be used specifically for water resource development in South Florida.

Congress has committed $35 million for the Modified Water Deliveries to Everglades National Park Project. Work is already underway to create a levee and canal system to preserve flood control in the 8.5 square mile area and these funds will allow for the continuation of this important project. The legislation was passed on November 15. Combined with the $25 million approved earlier this year, this appropriation will bring $60 million into this key Everglades ecosystem project. This project, which will restore the natural water flow to the Northeast Shark River Slough, is part of the 1989 Everglades Expansion Act.