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Mike Waltz Announces Funding for Northeast Florida Coastal Infrastructure Restoration

This week, U.S. Rep. Mike Waltz, R-Fla., announced that $3 million appropriated by Congress was disbursed to fully fund a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works (USACE) study to help begin planning and...

Marco Rubio, Rick Scott Call on Army Corps to Fund Florida Project

This week, Florida Republican U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott sent a letter to Michael Connor, the assistant secretary of the Army – Civil Works, detailing critical projects in Florida that merit new...

Florida Delegation Calls on USACE to Expedite Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Project

Members of the Florida delegation on Capitol Hill weighed in on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' handling of the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Project (LOWRP), part of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP)....

Brian Mast Wants Army Corps of Engineers to Take on Harmful Algal Blooms

On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., brought out the “Northern Estuaries Restoration Plan (NERP).” The bill will “force the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to take action to address harmful algal blooms and end...

Karyn Morton: The Biden Administration’s Sneak Attack on Florida’s Water Rights

President Joe Biden’s administration is determined that Washington dictates water policies to Florida. If Florida says no, Washington bureaucrats are ready to just take what they want. Every Floridian needs to be worried because, in addition...

Ron DeSantis Marks Groundbreaking of Underground Wall to Support Everglades Restoration

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...
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Congressmen Introduce Proposals to Have More Federal Protection for Florida Rivers

On Friday, U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., introduced the “Kissimmee River Wild and Scenic River Act” which would have the U.S. Interior Department “amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and designate segments of the Kissimmee River as a component of the Wild and Scenic Rivers System.” U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., is co-sponsoring the measure. 

Brian Mast Introduces Bill to Stop Army Corps From Releasing Toxic Discharges in Florida...

Mast introduced the bill on Friday and weighed in on it earlier in the week. His office noted the legislation “would make it illegal for the Army Corps of Engineers to discharge water containing algal blooms with a level of toxicity above the Environmental Protection Agency’s human health standard of 8 parts per billion microcystin.”

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell Announces More Federal Funds for Florida Keys Water Quality Improvements

Last week, from her perch as the vice chairwoman of the U.S. House Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will send an...
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Marco Rubio, Rick Scott Urge Army Corps to Fully Fund Florida Priorities

This includes maintaining record progress towards the restoration of Florida’s Everglades through projects like the Central Everglades Planning Project and Everglades Agricultural Area Storage Reservoir.

Florida Delegation Wants Full Funding for Everglades Restoration, Water Quality Projects

U.S. House Appropriations Committee leadership “urging House appropriators to fully fund Everglades restoration and water quality infrastructure projects.”

Florida Republicans: Donald Trump’s Budget Needs More for Everglades Restoration

Trump’s proposed budget includes $63 million for Everglades restoration, far short of the $200 million that Gov. Ron DeSantis and U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Rick Scott, R-Fla., asked for.