On Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced his appointment of Emile D. “Shawn” Hamilton as Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Hamilton has been serving as interim secretary since June. “I am pleased to appoint Shawn Hamilton as secretary...
With Louisiana and Mississippi recovering from being hit by Hurricane Ida, the Florida government is stepping up to help its Gulf Coast neighbors. Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) announced this week that it will...
Florida drivers could soon feel the effects of Hurricane Ida, in the form of higher gas prices, AAA insisted this week. While a gas price hike appears imminent, it’s still unclear how much of an increase drivers will see. The average...
This week, the North Florida Land Trust (NFLT) announced has acquired a 119-acre conservation easement in Bradford County that will ensure the land remains in agriculture production forever. The property, which is a working cattle ranch, is in Lawtey, approximately...
At the end of last week, the South Florida Water Management District held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of an underground seepage wall in the 8.5 Square Mile Area (Las Palmas Community). The underground concrete wall will help mitigate...
Two Democrats in the Florida delegation--U.S. Reps. Stephanie Murphy and Darren Soto--want to add the Little Wekiva River to the National Park Service’s Wild and Scenic Rivers program so it can get federal funds to help protect it. Last week,...
Gas prices in Florida have largely remained stable in the past week, according to a new survey from AAA. The average gallon of gas cost $3.01 on Sunday, down a penny from the week before. The national average stood at...
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced this week that it has approved two additional grants totaling $42,865,280 to reimburse recovery expenses in Florida for Hurricane Michael in 2018. Funding from FEMA’s Public Assistance program will provide the following reimbursements: ·...
Two congressmen from the Sunshine State have introduced a proposal offering manatees the highest level of federal protection. At the end of last week, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., introduced a proposal to move West Indian manatees from threatened to...
On Friday, Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced $750,000 in workforce training funds that are available for Floridians interested in pursuing non-agricultural occupations in rural areas through the Everglades Restoration Agricultural Community Employment...