At their June 15 meeting, members of the Florida cabinet will be faced with a critical decision:

Will they vote to overturn a judge’s ruling, paving the way for a new expressway that will cut through Florida’s Everglades? Or will they vote to uphold Administrative Law Judge Suzanne Van Wyck’s March 2020 order, which rejected the proposed extension of State Road 836/Dolphin Expressway as inconsistent with growth management policies, possibly incompatible with efforts to protect the Everglades — and destined to  only bring “meager” improvements for South Florida commuters?

Today, Friends of the Everglades sent a letter to each member of the Florida cabinet urging their opposition to the new tollway which could negatively impact sensitive wetlands that provide critical habitat for endangered species and presents yet another grave risk to the multi-billion dollar effort to restore the River of Grass.

To read the letter sent to Gov. Ron DeSantis, CLICK HERE.

To read the letter sent to Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, CLICK HERE.

To read the letter sent to Attorney General Ashley Moody, CLICK HERE.

To read the letter sent to Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, CLICK HERE.