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This song means a lot to my friend, Larry! I haven't had the privilege of seeing The Everglades but I know from the pictures I've seen they're beautiful. I put this together and joined him in parts. I hope you all like it! Thanks for listening and for any comments! This is for you Larry! I found some information some might like about the draining of The Everglades and the harm it did. In 1947, Congress formed the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control Project, which built 1,400 miles (2,300 km) of canals, levees, and water control devices. The Miami metropolitan area grew substantially at this time and Everglades water was diverted to cities. Portions of the Everglades were transformed into farmland, where the primary crop was sugarcane. Approximately 50 percent of the original Everglades has been developed as agricultural or urban areas. The deterioration of the environment was linked to the diminishing quality of life in South Florida's urban areas. In 2000, a plan to restore the Everglades was approved by Congress; to date, it is the most expensive and comprehensive environmental repair attempt in history. The Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan was signed into law, but the same divisive politics that had affected the region for the previous 50 years have compromised the plan.
Beautiful anti-government protest song that is sympathetic to the plight of the Seminole Indians of south Florida when the U.S. Corps of Engineers started draining with the Everglades wet lands, in the name of 'land development' & flood control, before more enlightened minds realized the value of the natural environment.