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Restoration of the Florida Everglades

Restoration of the Florida Everglades


An airborne view of constructed wetlands (called Stormwater Treatment Areas) that are used to remove excess phosphorus from water before discharging into the Everglades. Learn more about pollution from phosphorus and other nutrients.

View a larger version of the image.  Photo Credit: South Florida Water Management District  

Assessing the Everglades Ecosystem

The Everglades Ecosystem Assessment is a continuing effort to monitor surface water, soils, vegetation and fish for contaminants such as mercury and nutrients in the freshwater flow way of the Everglades ecosystem. View photos of assessment activities on Flickr.  Exit