U.S. Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke will visit Florida Thursday through Saturday “to conduct on-the-ground assessments of hurricane damage at National Park Service locations and to receive a briefing on Everglades Restoration.”
A detailed schedule hasn’t been released, but Zinke’s office said he will get a Thursday briefing on infrastructure upgrades and Everglades restoration at Lake Okeechobee. On Friday, he’s scheduled to visit Big Cypress National Preserve for hurricane damage assessment and a clean-up project.
Zinke will join Sen. Marco Rubio and other members of Florida’s congressional delegation at Everglades National Park on Saturday for a media availability.
Republican Rubio and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson wrote a letter to Zinke in May inviting him to tour the Everglades and a Zinke spokeswoman said at the time the secretary was eager to see the River of Grass.