Martin Commissioner Sarah Heard: ‘Negron’s plan for Everglades worth considering’


Martin County Commissioner Sarah Heard

Last summer, Florida’s incoming Senate President Joe Negron stepped into a controversy over Everglades restoration with an offer that no one should have been able to refuse.

The whole idea of fixing the South Florida water management system and restoring the Everglades was about to fall apart.

The sugar industry didn’t want to sell land for a key component that would move clean water south from Lake Okeechobee to Everglades National Park.

Advocates for implementing the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) were becoming convinced that the only hope for South Florida was to get rid of sugar altogether.

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