America’s Everglades provides the drinking water for nine million Floridians, habitat for 78 threatened or endangered species and includes a World Heritage Site, an International Biosphere and a Wetland of International Importance.
Everglades restoration is critical to the health of diverse ecosystems and the environmental benefits they provide. It will also help sequester excess atmospheric carbon dioxide, enhance storm surge resilience and support the sectors that define the Sunshine State’s robust economy, including the real estate industry.
“Real estate and water quality go hand-in-hand,” said President-elect Christina Pappas of Florida Realtors, the state’s largest professional trade association. She noted that every $1 invested in Everglades restoration generates $4 in economic return for the state, according to a recent analysis by Mather Economics.
“Florida Realtors has advocated for water…