Jimmy Buffett to Support Everglades with Free Concert
On April 7, Jimmy Buffet will be preforming on the steps of the Old Capitol building in Tallahassee in support of the Everglades Day Rally.
The Everglades Day Rally is part of the third annual Everglades Action Day in which people from all across Florida come together in the State’s capital to meet with decision makers regarding Everglades’ policies and restoration projects.
The Everglades Foundation is currently leading environmental groups who are in favor of the South Florida Water Management District purchasing land south of Lake Okeechobee for future restoration projects. The groups are strongly urging Gov. Rick Scott and other lawmakers to push for the deal.
As of now, neither the government nor the district seem in favor of the purchase option which expirers in October 2015.
If lawmakers don’t include money for the project in the Everglades restoration budget, it is unlikely that the deal will go through.
With the budgeting session ending in May, lawmakers have until then to make a decision.