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At an event in Fort Myers Beach this week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the award of grants totaling almost $20 million in state funds (FY 2021-22) for the Resilient Florida Program Planning Grants. This funding...
Brodeur’s bill would require the state to study just how much sediment is in the river and its effect on its overall health.
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.
The two grant recipients will be using the funding to implement enhanced nutrient removal technologies, water quality monitoring and data sharing and work to improve the relationship between environmental conditions and nutrient dynamics in Lake Okeechobee. These efforts will result in a better scientific understanding and management of nutrient conditions in Lake Okeechobee.
This investment is the latest step in the state’s efforts to provide accessible electric vehicle infrastructure while also protecting air quality and expanding the state’s charging stations by 50 percent along most traveled corridors.
“I applaud the Re-Open Florida Task Force on their hard work to inform a safe, smart and step-by-step approach to re-opening Florida,” said DeSantis on Friday. “Recreational activity provides important physical and mental health benefits, particularly during these uncertain times. This Phase One plan will allow for the thoughtful, measured re-opening of some of our state’s incredible natural resources for public recreation.”
With the Legislature getting ready for its regular session at the start of the new year, this week, Gov. Ron DeSantis proposed his plan to improve water quality in the Sunshine State.
A company that makes what they call “environmentally friendly fertilizer is taking up space in a portion of the old Mosaic fertilizer plant near Plant City in Hillsborough County.
Gov. Ron DeSantis doubled down on his commitment to the Everglades and water across the Sunshine State this week, calling for three years funding from the Legislature.
“The signing of the ‘Bold Vision for a Brighter Future’ budget marked a new day for Florida, one where our environment is the priority,” said DeSantis. “I thank the Florida Legislature for their strong support and for exceeding my request of $625 million in funding, including more than $400 million for our Everglades – the highest amount ever.
“Thanks to the leadership of Governor DeSantis and the support of our legislative leaders, Florida is making historic investments in our environment,” said Valenstein.
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