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For Immediate Release:
March 03, 2015
Media Contact:
Johanna Cervone

Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava debuts video highlighting Everglades trek- raises awareness about Florida’s water

Miami, FL- Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava has officially unveiled a video showcasing her four-day canoeing trip through Everglades National Park called “Postcards from the Everglades”. The Commissioner was accompanied by her husband and two children, Everglades National Park Acting Superintendent Bob Krumenaker and Miami-Dade County EcoAdventures Lead Naturalist Ernie Lynk. The video details the trek through the national park and showcases the beauty and importance of this unique ecosystem.

“The Everglades is one of a kind and so many Miami-Dade residents are unaware that it is in our own backyard. There are countless opportunities to explore the Everglades and develop a robust tourism industry around it, beginning with locals visiting this unique natural resource,” said Commissioner Levine Cava.
The video includes “postcards” that explain the importance of the Everglades to our local communities and to the entire state. It also underscores the Commissioner’s legislative agenda, including the use of Amendment 1 funds for water and endangered land preservation.

“Besides its natural beauty, the health of Everglades National Park is essential to our future. It is the primary source of water for all Miami-Dade County residents and a third of Floridians. I couldn’t think of a better way to mark my installation as County Commissioner than by raising awareness about the importance of restoring and protecting this natural resource. We have only one Everglades and it is up to us to protect it and ensure that future generations have the same access to its beauty and resources. This video highlights these issues and I hope that it will bring attention to the importance of the Everglades in our community,” explained the Commissioner.

 “I would like to thank the County Information and Outreach Department for putting this beautiful video together,” she added.

“Postcards from the Everglades” can be found in the February edition of the District 8 newsletter, on the Commissioner’s Facebook and Twitter pages or on YouTube