Scientists wonder if Irma damage will set back Everglades restoration efforts

For two decades Steve Davis has made it his life’s work to save the Florida Everglades.

Davis, a wetland ecologist with the Everglades Foundation, has been part of a push to restore millions of acres of marsh grasses and mangroves to their natural state. The effort, comprised of nearly six-dozen projects carrying an estimated price tag of $16 billion, is one of the largest environmental restorations ever undertaken.

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