Florida Realtors® has been a strong voice on water issues for many years. The Office of Public Policy worked closely with Senate President Joe Negron on the policy change regarding additional water storage around Lake Okeechobee. We will continue to engage with future legislators to advocate for sound policies that will have a positive effect on environmental restoration efforts. Most recently, our Public Policy team partnered with the National Association of REALTORS® to press Congress on the urgent need to pass the Water Resource Development Act of 2018 (WRDA 2018). This Realtor®-led advocacy effort helped in the passage of WRDA 2018, which was signed into law by President Trump on Oct. 23, 2018. The state is now allowed to begin spending money on the planning and design of the Everglades Agricultural Area reservoir.