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Facilitating Public Access to Government Environmental Monitoring Data: The Living Everglades Web Site (95 pp, 1.8 MB) January 2003
The Technology Transfer and Support Division of the USEPA Office of Research and Development's (ORD) National Risk Management Research Laboratory has developed this handbook, in conjunction with the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), to document The Living Everglades Environmental Monitoring for Public Access and Community Tracking (EMPACT) project. The purpose of the EMPACT project was to make information on the health of the Everglades more accessible and understandable to the residents, scientists, teachers, and government agencies of South Florida. This goal is accomplished through the dissemination of public information materials and establishment of an Internet site called The Living Everglades. These tools serve as a public information and communication network to report the latest environmental information regarding the changing state of health of the Everglades ecosystem.