You can criticize Rick Scott for some things, but the governor deserves credit for his commitment and real progress for the restoration and preservation of the Everglades. The recent passing of a landmark Everglades bill through the Florida House of Representatives (HB 7065), which Scott had a deft hand in pushing, as well as the governor's efforts in forming the Central Everglades Planning Project, have both aimed at raising and sustaining state and federal funds with a concentrated path of wetlands renewal. The rescue of the Everglades has been long thought a futile effort. Only six years ago the New York Times postulated that "the will and money to restore the subtle, sodden grandeur of the so-called River of Grass is disappearing." The problem in the rehabilitation of the subtropical marshes has been the discordant special interests involved in the project. The achievement of Scott has been getting these intractable groups, which includes legislators, businessmen, environmental groups and farmers, to the table grab make progress an effort that only a few years ago was floundering amid stalled legislature, a dearth of funding and lack of direction. Governor Scott should be commended for keeping to his pledge of rehabilitating and sustaining our treasured Florida ecosystem.