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Everglades Foundation Joins Coalition Behind Gubernatorial, Senate Debates in Florida

A week before Florida’s primary election, the coalition of groups producing statewide televised debates in the general election races for governor and U.S. senator announced on Tuesday that the Everglades Foundation has been added...

Ron DeSantis Signs $109.9 Billion Budget, Vetoes More Than $3 Billion

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the state budget, vetoing more than $3 billion while putting in place $109.9 billion in state spending, both record-high amounts. The budget DeSantis signed is $10 billion larger than...

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Showcases Funds to Start Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir Project

This week, U.S. Rep Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., pointed to federal funds coming to Florida to begin construction of the embankment contract for the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Reservoir. “Due to the historic size of...
Governor Ron DeSantis in Everglades

Ron DeSantis Asks Legislature for $1.5 Billion for Everglades, Water Protection, Handling Rising Sea...

Appearing in Naples and Miami on Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis asked the Legislature for more than $1.5 billion for Everglades restoration, water protection and helping the Sunshine State with rising sea levels and floods. The...

Ron DeSantis Names Shawn Hamilton to Lead Florida Department of Environmental Protection

On Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced his appointment of Emile D. “Shawn” Hamilton as Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Hamilton has been serving as interim secretary since June. “I am pleased to...

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...

Ron DeSantis: Old Tamiami Trail Roadbed Removal Project Finishes Ahead of Schedule

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the completion of the Old Tamiami Trail Roadbed Removal Project, which was completed six months ahead of schedule. This Everglades restoration project helped remove almost six miles of roadbed...

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.

Florida Delegation Breaks on Party Lines Over White House’s $2 Trillion Infrastructure Proposal

Biden showcased the plan on Wednesday, offering some of the details of it.
Saltwater Fishing

Industry Experts Predict Everglades Funding Will Boost Florida’s Fishing Tourism

At the start of the current legislative session, Gov. Ron DeSantis outlined his plan for Everglades restoration and water projects, calling for $625 million to back then. Now midway through the session, the governor will get his request and possibly more.

Ron DeSantis Takes a Bow in the State of the State Address

“Sow the wind, reap the whirlwind,” the governor told a joint session of the Florida Legislature while talking about what has happened in the lockdown states. “While so many other states kept locking people down, Florida lifted people up.” 

Florida’s Leaders React to Proposed Budget from Ron DeSantis

Leaders across the Sunshine State weighed in after Gov. Ron DeSantis unveiled his $96.6 budget proposal on Thursday. The governor’s proposal is $4.3 billion more than last year’s budget due mostly to federal funds as the number of Floridians enrolled in Medicaid continues to increase.