WESTERN MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. - Restoring the Everglades while possibly creating hundreds of new jobs? A project's groundbreaking in western Martin County Friday could lead to both.
The groundbreaking site of the C-44 Reservoir Storm water Treatment Area off Southwest Citrus Boulevard in Indiantown is a $730 million project to stop the flow of sediment, phosphorus and nitrogen into the St . Lucie River estuary and Indian River lagoon
The Army Corps of Engineers says in all, the project will cover 12,000 acres.
If this sounds familiar that's because a similar groundbreaking for this project was held in 2006.
Back then, NewsChannel 5 documented how people living around this area were dealing with a water quality drop.
Neon green algae, dead fish and swimming restrictions were some of the issues when this project was starting in 2006.
Today's groundbreaking comes a day after an Everglades Restoration Task Force met in West Palm Beach.
There, plans were discussed to combine federal and state efforts to streamline central Everglades restoration from a 6-year timeline to an 18-month timeline.