Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Governor Ron DeSantis

Ron DeSantis Announces $75 Million for 30 Springs Restoration Projects Across Florida

Share Story Via Text or E-Mail

At the end of last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced almost $75 million for 30 springs restoration projects across Florida.

“The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and four Florida water management districts have identified a broad suite of projects that include land acquisition, septic to sewer conversion, and water quality improvement efforts intended to increase aquifer recharge, improve spring flow, and protect springs and their spring runs. A list of projects funded today can be found here,” the governor’s office noted.

“Florida’s world-renowned springs are important to both our economy and environment,” said DeSantis. “Our state is home to more large springs than any other state in the nation, and the projects announced today continue our mission to restore and protect them for current and future generations.”

“Governor DeSantis has championed water quality across the state,” said Dep. Sec. Shawn Hamilton. “As a result, Florida is better positioned to meet its water quality challenges, including nutrients in our iconic springs. We look forward to working with our partners in the water management districts, local governments, and other community leaders to implement these projects that will augment our ongoing restoration efforts.”

See also  Florida Gov. DeSantis Vetoes Wasteful Spending Just Under $1 Billion

“Florida’s springs are among our most precious water resources,” said state Chief Science Officer Dr. Mark Rains. “This diverse selection of projects will be complemented by existing DEP initiatives to increase facility inspections, water quality monitoring, and enforcement to restore this resource that defines our state.”

“The selected projects reflect a collaborative effort with the DEP water management districts, community leaders, and local stakeholders. The contributions and cooperation of these agencies and individuals have been crucial throughout the development process. Combining and leveraging resources from various agencies across Florida allows for a more efficient and comprehensive restoration effort,” the governor’s office noted.

The 30 projects, which will all together receive $74,637,675 can be found here.

Author

  • Kevin Derby

    Originally from Jacksonville, Kevin Derby is a contributing writer for Florida Daily and covers politics across Florida.

    View all posts

Share Story Via Text or E-Mail
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Follow our Facebook Page

Follow us on X, Insta, Linkedin
<

Related Stories

Florida Politics

Share Story Via Text or E-Mail Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed the following bills: HB 823 – North Okaloosa Fire District, Okaloosa County: Authorizes...

Florida Politics

Share Story Via Text or E-Mail The state of Florida’s budget for this year is $116.5. Governor Ron DeSantis just signed it, which includes...

Education

Share Story Via Text or E-MailThis week, Florida. Gov. Ron DeSantis announced a substantial $1.25 billion allocation for teacher salary increases over the next...

Governor Ron DeSantis

Share Story Via Text or E-MailFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced two judicial appointments: Robert Pickens III, of Welaka, to serve as Judge on the...