earthdayWashington, D.C. – On Earth Day, U.S. Representative Patrick E. Murphy (FL-18) joined U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Florida Department of Transportation District Secretary Gus Pego, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy, National Park Service (NPS) Deputy Director Peggy O’Dell, and other federal, state and conservation partners to celebrate continued progress on Everglades restoration projects at a ceremony that took place at 2:00 p.m. at the Long Pine Key Campground Amphitheater in Everglades National Park. This event kicked-off the celebration of the next phase of the Tamiami Trail project that is critical to restoring the Everglades’ natural flow south. Rep Patrick Murphy spoke with us following the ceremony to discuss today’s request to the White House for emergency assistance for Florida’s water crisis.

WHO:
U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell
Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy
Florida Department of Transportation District Six Secretary Gus Pego
U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo
Florida Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Ron Bergeron
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks Michael Bean
National Park Service Deputy Director Peggy O’Dell
National Parks Conservation Association Senior Regional Director (Sun Coast Region) John Ardonato
Everglades National Park Superintendent Pedro Ramos
U.S. Department of the Interior Director of Everglades Restoration Initiatives Shannon Estenoz

Rep. Patrick Murphy Celebrating Everglades Restoration Progress at Earth Day Event

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