Miami-Dade Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava has 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,” Commissioner Levine Cava said. “There are countless opportunities to explore the Everglades and develop a robust tourism industry around it, beginning with locals visiting this unique natural resource.”
The video includes “postcards” that explain the importance of the Everglades to 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,” Commissioner Levine Cava said. “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,” the commissioner explained. “I would like to thank the County Information and Outreach Department for putting this beautiful video together.”
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.