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    This 10 page paper gives the historical overview, conservation issues, legal ramifications, economic impact, and overall information about the Florida Everglades. Also included is a sample proposal of a program designed to revitalize the Everglades on a one million dollar budget. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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    last few decades human encroachment and impact have caused the Everglades to begin to fail in its ecological abilities. Scientists have determined that the Everglades are an integral part of  the well being of the entire nation, not just Florida. As such, then, the importance of rebalancing the Everglades is of paramount importance. HISTORY While most of the United  States had been settled by the end of the nineteenth century, the Florida Everglades was still largely untamed wilderness. This waterway lies east of the Mississippi and at the end  of the nineteenth century only three very small settlements existed, totaling maybe fifty people. Barron Collier brought the standard of living up for the area and developed it somewhat as  he made the Everglades his headquarters as he build the Tamiami Trail which stretches from one coast to the other in Florida(The Florida Everglades, 2003). Most of the towns in  the Everglades area did not have paved roads until the late 1950s. Geologically speaking, the rock formations lying underneath the Everglades National Park are thought to be around six  million years old. Paleontologists and Geologists believe that a shallow prehistoric sea once covered the entire area. As a result, sediments of calcium along with sand and silt deposited on  the bottom of the ocean to form into a solid limestone base. This limestone formation is now known as the Tamiami Formation(The Florida Everglades, 2003). "The Tamiami Formation is  found in the northwest corner of Everglades National Park. Here, fresh water flowing out of Big Cypress mixes with salt water from the Gulf of Mexico in a highly productive  mangrove estuary. The resulting nutrient-rich soup supports a marine nursery for pink shrimp, snook, and snapper"( The Florida Everglades, 2003). In general, the Everglades are described as being 

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