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The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board approved a three-year research contract with FIU to test a crucial Everglades restoration hypothesis in the District’s Loxahatchee Impoundment Landscape Assessment (LILA) facility in western Palm Beach County.

FIU, which has been conducting scientific research for the District at the LILA facility for the past decade, will work with SFWMD staff to study important factors of how changes in water levels in the water conservation areas impact the ecology of tree islands.

Read the full press release by SFWMD for more information.