FAQs: What you should know about the
Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan
(CERP)



CERP Introduction

CERP Information

CERP Improvements

1. What is the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan?

The primary and overarching purpose of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan [Comprehensive Plan or CERP] is to restore the south Florida ecosystem, which includes the Everglades. This purpose has guided all aspects of the Plan's development and proposed implementation. It is a framework and guide to restore, protect and preserve the water resources of the greater Everglades ecosystem. The Plan has been described as the world's largest ecosystem restoration effort, and includes restoring natural flows of water, water quality, and more natural hydro-periods within the remaining natural areas. The Plan is intended to result in a sustainable south Florida by restoring the ecosystem, ensuring clean and reliable water supplies and providing flood protection. Read more about The Plan and Benefits of the Plan.