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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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Florida Delegation Urges House Committee to Include Everglades Funding in Infrastructure Package

In the letter to the leaders of the U.S. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the members urged the committee to provide robust funding for key restoration projects, citing the importance of the Everglades ecosystem for providing clean drinking water to 8 million Floridians, creating jobs, and supporting the regional economy.
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Rick Scott Urges Joe Biden Fund Everglades Restoration Efforts in Upcoming Budget Proposal

This funding would build upon the $250 million for Everglades restoration that Scott fought for and secured from the Trump administration last year and ensure continued support for federal and state efforts to preserve and protect Florida’s environment for future generations.
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Feds and State Government Get Ready to Finish Tamiami Trail Next Steps Project

The Florida Department of Transportation and Everglades National Park “will oversee this critical project to improve water flow to one of the most over-drained wetlands within the Greater Everglades watershed.” The contract will be going to General Asphalt Jones Benitez Joint Venture.
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Ron DeSantis: DEP, Kanter Real Estate Reach Agreement of 20,000 Acres of Wetlands in...

“One of my administration’s top environmental priorities has been expediting Everglades restoration,” DeSantis said on Wednesday. “Today we take another step in the right direction by reaching this agreement between DEP and Kanter Real Estate that will allow for the purchase of 20,000 acres of critical wetlands.
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Ron DeSantis: Removing 5.5 Miles of Old Tamiami Trail Will Help Everglades

“Removing the roadbed improves the volume of water flowing south through the Everglades into Everglades National Park,” the governor’s office noted. Recently, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued the required permit for the project.
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Ron DeSantis Showcases Efforts to Remove Invasive Pythons From South Florida

On Monday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis showcased the efforts  of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) to remove Burmese pythons from South Florida.
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Ron DeSantis: Time to Remove Tamiami Trail Roadbed

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has issued a permit to Everglades National Park for the removal of 5.45 miles of roadbed along the Tamiami Trail.

Marco Rubio Calls on Interior Department to Help Finish Tamiami Trail Next Steps Project

On Monday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., called on U.S. Interior Sec. David Bernhardt to support the expedited completion of the Tamiami Trail Next Steps project. Rubio wrote Bernhardt asking for his assistance in ensuring...

Rick Scott Urges Transportation Department to Complete Tamiami Trail, Calls it Vital to Everglades

On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., wrote U.S. Transportation Sec. Elaine Chao, calling on her to grant funding through the Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Projects Program to complete Phase II of the Tamiami Trail Modification Next Step project.
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Clyde Butcher: Four Reasons Everyone Should Care About America’s Everglades

There’s no denying that the Everglades is a national environmental treasure, though a swampy one that many people haven’t explored up close and personal.
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