USA: Captiva to Get New Sand
In keeping his pledge to add $1 billion to the K-12 education budget, Governor Rick Scott signed the 2012-13 state budget while visiting Cunningham Creek Elementary School in St. Johns County.
Governor Scott made $1 billion in additional education funding the centerpiece of his legislative agenda this year.
“Over the last year I have traveled the state to hear from Floridians what issues they care about most. That’s why this budget should be known as an education budget,” Governor Scott said.
About $22 million was appropriated for seven beach renourishment projects across the state, and Captiva will get 20 percent of that money, $4.5 million.
“We’re thrilled,” said Kathy Rooker, an administrator with the Captiva erosion district. “It will be all of the Gulf front property … from Red Fish Pass to Blind Pass … about 5 miles of renourishing.”
Dredging Today Staff, April 18, 2012;