|State officials approve Everglades plan|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
WEST PALM BEACH ó The process to get federal funding for long-planned Everglades restoration projects is underway, now that the state agency that oversees those projects has approved the $1.9 billion plan.
Last week, the South Florida Water Management Districtís governing board approved a resolution signing on as the local sponsor of the Central Everglades Planning Project.
Thatís a plan to redirect more water south of Lake Okeechobee into the central Everglades and south into Everglades National Park and Florida Bay.
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