The Brighton Valley Water Project A Step Towards Healing Florida’s Heart

   February 15, 2021    

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It’s a perfect “old Florida” winter day in Brighton Valley: clear blue sky, cool breeze, endless sunshine. Across the rippling shallow water, clumps of cabbage palms shake their heads at one another like gossiping neighbors. The wind plays the native grasses like a string instrument. An anhinga stands knee-deep in water, wings outstretched, a feather-covered worshipper of this paradise. The only proof that I haven’t traveled back in time are the six, tall black pumps lined up like android guardians at the pond’s edge…

But those pumps are what has made all of this possible, because the Brighton Valley Water Project represents one of the challenges of our modern world—trying to fix the mistakes of the past.

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