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Ron DeSantis: Registration has Opened for 2021 Florida Python Challenge

Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the opening of registration for the 2021 Florida Python Challenge which will be held July 9-18. Registration is now open and members of the public can take the online...
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Ron DeSantis Wants $725 Million From Joe Biden for Everglades Restoration

“In Florida, we are doing our part to expedite Everglades restoration projects and restore the flow of water south from Lake Okeechobee. Under my administration, we have expedited the EAA Reservoir Project, begun constructing the Stormwater Treatment Area 12 months ahead of schedule, and invested over $2 billion in water quality and Everglades funding,” said DeSantis.
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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.
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Ron DeSantis: Progress Made in Old Tamiami Trail Roadbed Removal Project

On Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the advancement of an Everglades restoration project to remove more than five miles of roadbed from Old Tamiami Trail.

Ron DeSantis Sending $5.2 Million for Lake Okeechobee Through Water Quality Research Grants

The two grant recipients will be using the funding to implement enhanced nutrient removal technologies, water quality monitoring and data sharing and work to improve the relationship between environmental conditions and nutrient dynamics in Lake Okeechobee. These efforts will result in a better scientific understanding and management of nutrient conditions in Lake Okeechobee.
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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.
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Ron DeSantis Achieved Great Successes Throughout 2019

DeSantis has been a breath of fresh air in Tallahassee with legislators praising his more open style than his predecessors--namely former Gov. Rick Scott--and it’s paid dividends.
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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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Focused on Everglades, Ron DeSantis Activates C-44 Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area

On Friday, Gov. Ron DeSantis continued his focus on Everglades restoration, visiting the C-44 Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area (STA) site and activating the pumps to fill the manmade wetland with water. 
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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 Announces Early Termination of the Florida Crystals Lease on Land Needed to...

The governor’s office offered some of the reasons behind the early termination of the agreement. Florida Crystals agreed to the early termination. 
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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.  
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