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Ron DeSantis: Florida is Doubling Down on its Efforts to Remove Pythons From the...
The governor’s office highlighted the threat pythons pose to the Everglades.
Ron DeSantis Names First Florida Chief Resilience Officer to Deal With Sea Level Rise
On Thursday, as expected, Gov. Ron DeSantis tapped Dr. Julia Nesheiwat to be Florida’s first Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) who will be in charge of looking at how the state will deal with the “environmental, physical and economic impacts of sea level rise.”
Ron DeSantis Signs Florida Red Tide Mitigation and Technology Development Initiative
“The bill establishes the Florida Red Tide Mitigation and Technology Development Initiative as a partnership between the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Fish and Wildlife Research Institute and Mote Marine Laboratory to develop technologies and approaches to control and mitigate red tide and its impacts,” the governor’s office noted.
Jimmy Patronis Taps Bo Rivard to Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Board of Governors
Like Patronis, Rivard is based out of Panama City where he is a partner at Harrison, Rivard, Duncan and Buzzett. Rivard is no stranger to public service, including serving as chairman of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Francis Rooney Calls on Army Corps of Engineers to Monitor Toxic Algae
“In 2018, Florida’s waterways were afflicted with a serious outbreak of toxic algae which at its height, according to NOAA, covered nearly 90 percent of Lake Okeechobee,” Rooney said.
Ron Bergeron Now on South Florida Water Management District Board After Ethics Vote
DeSantis nominated Bergeron to the board at the end of January but there were questions about how his business interests would impact his service.
Rick Scott: State Investments in Mote Marine Laboratory Will Help Fight Red Tide
On Monday, Gov. Rick Scott announced the state of Florida was sending almost $2.2 million to help expand the Mote Marine Laboratory’s Ozone Treatment System which is leading the fight against red tide as it continues to hurt the Sunshine State.