The Everglades, Florida
Paddle Through a Tropical Wetland
The Everglades needs more water. In the 1930s, the Army Corps of Engineers built a dike around Lake Okeechobee, 100 miles north of the ’glades, cutting off the wetland from its historic water flow. Over the years, pollution has further harmed the diminished ecosystem, heightening the need for the lake’s flow to be restored.
Go Now: The Everglades, though threatened, still teems with fish and wildlife; Flamingo Adventures can hook you up with boat rentals. —S.M.Back to top