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Ron DeSantis Approves 10 Land and Conservation Easement Acquisitions Totaling More Than 17,000 Acres

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet approved 10 land and conservation easement acquisitions to protect Florida’s natural environment. The properties, totaling more than 17,000 acres, will be managed and monitored by the...

Ron DeSantis and Cabinet Approve Florida Forever Land Acquisitions, Conservation Easements

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet approved seven Florida Forever land acquisitions and conservation easements that will protect Florida’s natural environments in Hardee, Hendry, Indian River, Leon, Okeechobee and Santa Rosa...
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Ron DeSantis Wants $725 Million From Joe Biden for Everglades Restoration

“In Florida, we are doing our part to expedite Everglades restoration projects and restore the flow of water south from Lake Okeechobee. Under my administration, we have expedited the EAA Reservoir Project, begun constructing the Stormwater Treatment Area 12 months ahead of schedule, and invested over $2 billion in water quality and Everglades funding,” said DeSantis.
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SFWMD, Corps of Engineers Ready to Start Work on Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir Project

“The EAA Reservoir Project is one of the most important Everglades restoration projects for reducing harmful discharges to the northern estuaries and sending more clean water south to the Everglades," Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office noted.
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Ron DeSantis Will Have DEP Come Up With a Plan to Close Piney Point

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced plans to ensure there are no problems with the closed Piney Point phosphate plant, which was leaking toxic wastewater in Manatee County earlier this month
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Ron DeSantis Declares State of Emergency in Manatee County Over Piney Point Plant Leak

DeSantis, Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Sec. Noah Valenstein and Florida Division of Emergency Management Director (FDEM) Jared Moskowitz were all in Manatee County on Sunday.
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Ron DeSantis: Progress Made in Old Tamiami Trail Roadbed Removal Project

On Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the advancement of an Everglades restoration project to remove more than five miles of roadbed from Old Tamiami Trail.
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Marco Rubio Gets Coral Reef Conservation Act Through the Senate

Back in the summer of 2019, Rubio, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., joined with U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hi., U.S. Sen. Mazi Hirono, D-Hi., and U.S. Jenniffer González-Colón, R-PR. to bring out the “Restoring Resilient Reefs Act” to reauthorize the old law.
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FEMA Sending $12 Million to Florida to Help Hurricane Michael Recovery

These grants are funded by FEMA’s Public Assistance program, an essential source of funding for communities recovering from a federally declared disaster or emergency. The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) works with FEMA during all phases of the program and reviews projects prior to FEMA final approval.

State Government Honors Walt Disney World and Companies and Counties During Florida Recycles Week

The Florida Recycling Partnership is a coalition of leading Florida companies and associations with the mission to educate policymakers, business leaders and the general public about the benefits of recycling.
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Nikki Fried Submits Testimony on Florida and the Clean Water Act to EPA

In her comments, Fried noted her concerns with the Florida Department of Environmental Protections’ (DEP) proposal, highlighting the fact that the only other two states which have assumed permitting authority struggled to adequately implement the program.

EPA Promotes Commitment to Protect Water Quality and Coral Reef Restoration in Tampa

The Florida Aquarium tour, in coordination with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Sec. Noah Valenstein and Roger Germann, the president and CEO of the Florida Aquarium, provided an opportunity for discussions concerning the aquarium’s coral reef restoration work in South Florida. Also discussed were National Estuary Program activities that work to protect and restore water quality in the Tampa area.
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