WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Congressman Brian Mast (FL-18) today cosponsored a resolution formally commemorating seventy-five years of the Everglades National Park.

“The Everglades is a national treasure—home to more species of plants and animals than any other ecosystem in the continental United States. President Truman knew that it was worth protecting seventy-five years ago, and now it’s up to us to protect it for the next seventy-five,” Rep. Mast said. “It’s more important than ever that we continue to prioritize projects like the EAA Reservoir to send the water south and restore this one-in-a-million ecosystem.”

H.Res. 1474 was introduced by Rep. Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (FL-20) and has earned bipartisan support. It has been referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, where it awaits further consideration.

Rep. Mast has been an outspoken supporter of initiatives to send water south and restore the Everglades.