Obama environment officials to visit Florida Everglades

Published: Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 8:36 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 8:36 a.m.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Officials from the Obama Administration plan a visit to Florida this week for events related to ongoing Everglades restoration.

Nancy Sutley, chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, and Sam Hamilton, director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, among others, will attend a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for a crucial restoration project in South Florida.

Sutley is then set to speak Friday at the 25th Everglades Coalition Conference in Palm Beach Gardens.

The four-day conference begins Thursday, and will focus on discussion of critical issues related to Everglades restoration.

The state and federal government are entrenched in a decades-long plan to help restore more natural flow and clean polluted water throughout the ecosystem.

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