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Airboat in the Florida Everglades. Photo by Robert Blouin/Shutterstock.com. Airboat in the Florida Everglades. Photo by Robert Blouin/Shutterstock.com.

The sugar grower Florida Crystals has agreed to the early end of a controversial lease on land south of Lake Okeechobee that is envisioned for a stormwater-treatment area linked to a new reservoir.

An extension of the lease last November by the South Florida Water Management District in the Everglades Agricultural Area resulted in Gov. Ron DeSantis, in one of his first actions after being inaugurated, calling for members of the district board to resign.

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