Photo: Caloosahatchee West Basin Storage Reservoir: A Sustainable Milestone for the Everglades
The Florida Everglades is comprised of a mosaic of habitats, including sawgrass marshes, freshwater ponds, prairies, and upland forests that host dozens of endangered species and rich biodiversity. Unfortunately, the Everglades has been significantly degraded by human activities over the past 60 years. In 2000, a Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) was approved to restore the Everglades and give the surrounding community, plants, and animals a vibrant future. This massive undertaking is a huge win for the Everglades ecological system. Because of its sheer size, there has never been a similar restoration of this magnitude in the US before.
Lane is supporting the landmark CERP by constructing the 10,500-acre Caloosahatchee (C43) West Basin Storage Reservoir. C43 will capture and control the release of water, providing a sustainable future for the diverse habitats and wildlife.
Lane continues to pursue, and construct works that improve sustainability and resilience in a changing climate and developing world.