The Palm Beach Post: Maggy Hurchalla – ‘It’s the Everglades, stupid!’

 

Maggy Hurchalla was a 20-year Martin County Commissioner, an active member of numerous Governor Commissions on the Everglades, water and planning, a lifelong advocate for wetlands preservation, a winner of national, state and local environmental and conservation awards regarding wetlands, land planning, water studies. She is a resident of Rocky Point.(Photo: The Palm Beach Post)

In the 1990s, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was asked to save the Everglades. They put up a banner in the Jacksonville office: “It’s the Everglades, stupid!”

The Corps and the state of Florida became partners in the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP). But CERP hit a brick wall in 2015, when, at every level — from the Legislature to the South Florida Water Management District — the state objected to sending Lake Okeechobee water south to the Everglades.

For the complete Point of View: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/opinion/point-of-view/np7rN/

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