Today the South Florida Water Management District's Governing Board voted to deny environmental resource permits and will allow the use of inverse condemnation orders in critical coastal wetland areas east of 87th avenue. The District has the funds in place to purchase the Cutler Properties 130 acre property at 184th and Old Cutler. Hundreds of acres of Biscayne Bay coastal wetlands will be preserved and everglades restoration projects enabled as a direct result of this thoughtful decision. Closer to home, our coast and green spaces will be preserved and over-development kept at bay.
Public serving groups and agencies from the Governor down to our local officials have been involved in making this happen but we would personally like to thank all of you that participated in the grassroots effort that contributed to this outcome.