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CERP Report to Congress

everglades photosThe 2015 Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) Report to Congress is complete. This is the third CERP report prepared for Congress and is required by the Water Resources Development Act of 2000. The report covers implementation progress between mid- 2010 and mid-2015 as well as activities planned for the next five years.

The collaborative efforts of restoration partners over the past five years have resulted in a period of unprecedented progress towards restoring America’s Everglades. The 2010-2015 reporting period has been busy with new construction starts, project completions, accelerated planning efforts, new investments in water quality and the passage of key congressional legislation. These are among the many accomplishments and highlights covered in the report.

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2015 CERP Report to Congress Available - March 30, 2016

The secretaries of the Army and the Interior jointly submitted the "2015 Report to Congress for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP)" to Congress in March 2016.

From 2010 to 2015, collaborative restoration efforts between federal and state agencies resulted in a period of unprecedented progress toward restoring America’s Everglades. New construction starts, project completions, accelerated planning efforts, new investments in water quality, and the passage of key congressional legislation are a few of the highlights of the 2010-2015 reporting period.


Draft 2015 CERP Report to Congress Available for Review - Oct. 21, 2015


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District and U.S. Department of the Interior are seeking agency and public comment on the draft 2015 Report to Congress for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP). The agencies will accept comments through November 4, 2015.

This is the third CERP report prepared for Congress and is required by the Water Resources Development Act of 2000. The report covers implementation progress between mid- 2010 and mid-2015 as well as activities planned for the next five years. The secretaries of the Army and the Interior will jointly submit the final report to Congress later this year.

Comments will be accepted through November 4, 2015 . They can be submitted electronically to: Natalie.S.Garrett@usace.army.mil or mailed to:

Natalie Garrett
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
P.O. Box 4970
Jacksonville, FL 32232-0019

 

Archived information on previous Reports to Congress available here.