New Report Evaluates Progress of Everglades Restoration Plan

Progress Toward Restoring the Everglades: The Fifth Biennial Review, 2014 -- a new congressionally mandated report from the National Research Council -- assesses progress in the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP), a multibillion-dollar, joint federal and state effort that aims to reverse the ecosystem's decline while meeting growing demands for clean water and flood control. This is the fifth biennial evaluation of CERP, which was launched in 2000 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the South Florida Water Management District.


Advance copies will be available to reporters only beginning at noon EDT on Thursday, June 26. The report is embargoed and not for public release before 11 a.m. EDT on Friday, June 27.  To obtain a copy of the report, contact the Office of News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail