Tag: department of environmental protection

Ron DeSantis Announces Almost $20 Million for 98 Projects Through the Resilient Florida Grant...

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...
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Jason Brodeur Wants to Protect Little Wekiva River

Brodeur’s bill would require the state to study just how much sediment is in the river and its effect on its overall health.

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.

Ron DeSantis Sending $5.2 Million for Lake Okeechobee Through Water Quality Research Grants

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.

Ron DeSantis Announces $8.6 Million for Electric Vehicle Infrastructure in Florida

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.

Ron DeSantis Signs the Clean Waterways Act

On Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the “Clean Waterways Act" from state Sen. Debbie Mayfield, R-Melbourne, and Rep. Bobby Payne, Palatka. The new law carries a wide range of water quality protection provisions aimed at...
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Florida State Parks Re-Open Trails and Some Beach Access as Visitors Will Continue Social...

“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.”

Ron DeSantis Wants Legislature to Improve Water Quality Across Florida

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.

Mosaic Plant Starts to Reopen in Hillsborough County

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.

Ron DeSantis Unveils Three Year Proposal to Protect Everglades, Florida’s Water

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.
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Ron DeSantis: Florida’s Budget Funds Programs to Protect the Environment

“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.
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Ron DeSantis Declares Victory on Environmental Priorities After Legislative Session Ends

“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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