Saturday, November 24, 2012

‘Farm City’ Panelists Discuss Future Of Everglades

Good overview of the Everglades restoration process and the challenge of balancing multiple interests.  Click title for link to an article that appeared in the Town Crier newspaper - covering the western part of urbanized Palm Beach County.  From the article:
Barnett said a notion of restoring the 4 million acres of Everglades to its original state is not reasonable, logical, rational or attainable. “What is attainable is the 2 million acres that are left. How can we best re-create the hydrologic conditions, the ecologic conditions and the biological conditions that existed prior to the drainage?” he said.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Everyone uses the term "restoration" when referring to the work being done in the Everglades. The correct term to use is "management." The everglades still remaining is used for water management/storage to aid the farms and development in south Florida going into the future. What south Florida has created is an amazing feat of engineering that should be marveled, not demeaned. The farmland and towns created here in south Florida, living along the everglades, demonstrates to the world how man and nature can work together and create balance.

LovnAtlantis said...

Met a rep from Sanjel and they're optimistic plenty of natural gas could be found here in South Florida. A much harder process because of soil composition but worth the risk and investment. If sustainable amounts of natural gas could be fracked, enough to run several FPL plants, supply industry, for instance, the benefits to the citizens and the environment would be tremendous not to mention the lower utility bills. A project as this would go a long way making our region sustainable. Support your representatives that support sustainable and less costly energy.

20sw2ndAve said...

peter the greek protested the keystone pipeline in palm beach last week. anyone notice? peter and pompom have no energy any more no more ideas. dead in the water. thats what heppens when you have a trust fund to fall back on, you lose your drive, your focus isnt about the river of grass, the birds or the nxt generation, l you keep checking to make sure the last dad check posted.

Anonymous said...

Hello, something you should note. Had already read the Town Crier article your referenced and read your link to the article. Was a very good read and thought would read once again. The article seemed to be much shorter than the article in the newspaper. Went and grabbed the paper from the recycling and I was right. The online article is much shorter than the actual paper edition. I suggest readers interested in farming, water management, and development here in Southern Florida get a copy of the Town Crier dated 11/23. Very good read.