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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...

Neal Dunn: EPA Sending Almost $175,000 to Florida DEP to Protect Wetlands

Florida State University’s FNAI is working to “establish and assess wetland reference sites for priority Florida wetland community types” and the funds--which total $174,079--will add to these efforts.

Ron DeSantis, Cabinet Approve Adding 17,000 Acres Under Florida Forever Program

The acquisition of this Franklin and Wakulla Counties property, also known as the Bluffs, provides a permanent means of protecting and restoring the estuaries that recreational and commercial fishers rely on for finfish and shellfish species that are the economic lifeblood of the region.
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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.”

EAA Reservoir Project Site Work Begins

SFWMD is now working on the project site for the 6,500-acre treatment wetland component, known as a Stormwater Treatment Area (STA), of the EAA Reservoir Project.

Marco Rubio, Darren Soto Announce $40 Million Loan From EPA Headed to Toho Water...

Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., announced $40 million in federal funds through a Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  to the Toho Water Authority in Kissimmee.

Florida Officials Back Donald Trump Proposing More Funds for Everglades Restoration

In recent weeks, members of the Florida delegation urge Trump to include $250 million in funding for Everglades restoration in his FY2021 budget request. This request comes after last year’s Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2020, which included $200 million for South Florida Ecosystem Restoration.

Ron DeSantis, Cabinet Approve Two Florida Forever Land Acquisitions

“The protection of our environment and vital water resources is one of the most pressing issues facing our state,” said DeSantis. “Today’s land acquisitions give us another opportunity to address these issues in a meaningful way.”

Ron DeSantis Kicks Off 100 Yards of Hope to Preserve Coral Reefs, Honor NFL...

On Thursday, Gov. Ron DeSantis was joined by Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Sec. Noah Valenstein, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Executive Director Eric Sutton and other partners to kickoff “100...

Marco Rubio, Rick Scott, Michael Waltz Want to Change Water Quality Allocation to the...

Waltz’s office stressed that the Sunshine State would benefit from changing the formula and maintained that it would not add to federal spending. Back in 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency recommended that Congress change the formula.

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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