There’s no denying that the Everglades is a national environmental treasure, though a swampy one that many people haven’t explored up close and personal.
Crist announced the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is sending $263,040 to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to be used for the restoration of seven threatened coral species which “will allow FWC to respond to the severe decline of corals in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary” and “will be used to establish two permanent field-based coral nurseries and four pop-up nurseries, to transplant nursery-reared corals onto degraded reefs, and gene banking of genotypes of these corals.”
“Responding to HABs requires a collaborative federal, state and local government effort.  I am encouraged that these key agency officials are coming together to help our community prepare for future algae outbreaks" Francis Rooney said on Tuesday.
“Today’s announcement is great news for Mote Marine and our community,” Buchanan said. “Dr. Michael Crosby and his entire team work tirelessly to combat red tide, improve water quality, and protect our coral reefs. I remain committed to continuing my fight in Washington for Southwest Florida’s environment.”
They also joined Bay District Schools Superintendent Bill Husfelt in meeting students and teachers in the Lynn Haven area who were impacted by the hurricane. 
Industry analysts say Florida has emerged as the nation’s fourth-largest market for electric vehicle (EV) sales. 
This week, the U.S. House overwhelmingly passed a proposal classifying lynching as a federal hate crime though congressman from the Sunshine State voted against the measure