DeSantis Announces $2.5 Billion for Everglades Restoration

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On his second day in office since being sworn in, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced new water policies and took the first steps toward what promises to be huge progress for Everglades restoration, the Captains For Clean Water informs.

Gov. DeSantis started the day at Florida Gulf Coast University’s Vester Marine and Environmental Science Research Field Station in Bonita Springs where he toured the local waterways and later signed an executive order committing $2.5 billion toward Everglades restoration – a $1 billion spending increase from the past four years and the most restoration funding in Florida’s history.

The order also calls for the creation of a Blue-Green Algae Task Force, an Office of Environmental Accountability and Transparency and enacts several other water policy changes that will help expedite Everglades restoration projects.

“We are extremely optimistic about the new policy and bold moves that Governor DeSantis has made out of the gate,” said Captains For Clean Water Executive Director, Daniel Andrews, “We are committed to continuing to work closely with Gov. DeSantis to fix Florida’s waters. We’ve made it clear to the Governor that the coastal communities and anglers need a seat at the table. Our voices have been ignored for far too long.

The governor also called for the immediate resignations of every South Florida Water Management District Governing Board member, a welcome move following the board’s recent unanimous approval of a land lease extension with Florida Crystals. 

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