Curbelo Celebrates $2 Million Army Corps. Project for Florida Keys Water Quality Improvement Project
Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement after the Army Corps. of Engineers announced that it would provide $2 million in funding towards the Florida Keys Water Quality Improvement Program (FKWQIP).
This announcement comes after Curbelo, a long-time champion of FKWQIP, led a bipartisan letter with Members of the South Florida delegation to Assistant Secretary Jo-Ellen Darcy, urging her to give full and fair consideration to this critical project that directly benefits the Florida Keys.
“The City of Marathon wants to thank Representative Carlos Curbelo and the Florida delegation for their hard work in Championing this very important legislation for the Florida Keys and the protection of our most important environmental resources,” said Dr Dan Zieg, Mayor of Marathon.
“I am extremely pleased to hear that the Army Corps of Engineers will be devoting $2 million in funding towards the Florida Keys Water Quality Improvement Program for FY17,” Curbelo said. “This project is vital to improving the deteriorating sewage system in the Florida Keys, and replacing this outdated sewage system will not only help the residents and tourists living in or visiting the Keys, but will also benefit our diverse wildlife and National Marine Sanctuary ecosystem.”