Photo by Ken Warren
November 21, 2012
Clear Spring native Kim Dryden stands on dry earth in a spot that was once a water-filled canal at the Picayune Strand Restoration Project. A major component of the plan to restore the Everglades, once completed, the Picayune Strand project will recreate natural water flows, historic water level conditions and ecological connectivity to the natural lands around it. One of Dryden's primary responsibilities is consulting with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the South Florida Water Management District and other U.S. Fish and Wildlife partners regarding the potential impacts Everglades restoration initiatives will have on wildlife.