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Ron DeSantis Announces $75 Million for 30 Springs Restoration Projects Across Florida

At the end of last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced almost $75 million for 30 springs restoration projects across Florida. “The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and four Florida water management districts have identified...

Everglades Protectors Cheer as Ron DeSantis Keeps Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary

At the end of last week, Gov. Shawn Hamilton announced that Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) Sec. Shawn Hamilton will stay at his post as the governor starts his second term. “Shawn Hamilton has done...

Jeanette Nuñez: Florida Residents Should Get More Active, Hike and Walk in State Parks

This week, Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez was joined by state Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo and Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Sec. Shawn Hamilton to encourage Floridians to prioritize heart health by becoming more...

Jeff Brandes, Ben Diamond Want to Stop Disasters from Phosphogypsum Stacks Like Piney Point...

This week, state Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, and state Rep. Ben Diamond, D-St. Petersburg, introduced a bill “to improve the abatement efforts of imminent hazards caused by phosphogypsum stacks in Florida.” Both men pointed...

Nikki Fried Calls on Interior Department, National Park Service to Stop Additional Drilling in...

Last week, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried wrote to U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and National Park Service Director Charles F. Sams III regarding oil drilling and wetlands restoration in the Big...

Ron DeSantis Touts Florida’s First Statewide Flooding Resilience Plan

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis launched Florida’s first Statewide Flooding Resilience Plan. DeSantis paired up with Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Sec. Shawn Hamilton and state Chief Resilience Officer Dr. Wes Brooks to announced...

Ron DeSantis Announces $481 Million for Water Quality Projects Across Florida

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis was joined by Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Sec. Shawn Hamilton and Chief Science Officer Dr. Mark Rains to announce the awards for 103 wastewater and springs projects...

Nikki Fried Warns that Phosphogypsum Stacks, Including Piney Point, Threaten Florida’s Waters

Last week, state Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) provided formal public comment at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s public meeting on the draft Underground...

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...

Nikki Fried: Ron DeSantis Needs to Have Florida Cabinet, State Senate Confirm DEP Secretary...

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced his intent to appoint Shawn Hamilton as secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). But state Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, who is running for the Democratic nomination...

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...

Nikki Fried Announces Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award Winners

The Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award recognizes agricultural producers who demonstrate leadership in developing and implementing innovative techniques to safeguard the environment and conserve natural resources.
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