Tag: Shawn Hamilton

Ron DeSantis Showcases Funds for Everglades Restoration

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis showcased “more than $1.2 billion for Everglades restoration and the protection of Florida’s water resources” in the $109.9 billion budget he signed into law for the 2022-2023 fiscual year. “Through...

Ron DeSantis Announces Almost $20 Million for 98 Projects Through the Resilient Florida Grant...

At an event in Fort Myers Beach this week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the award of grants totaling almost $20 million in state funds (FY 2021-22) for the Resilient Florida Program Planning Grants. This funding...

Ron DeSantis Approves 10 Land and Conservation Easement Acquisitions Totaling More Than 17,000 Acres

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet approved 10 land and conservation easement acquisitions to protect Florida’s natural environment. The properties, totaling more than 17,000 acres, will be managed and monitored by the...

Enterprise Florida Announces Northwest Florida Named a Sentinel Landscape

On Thursday, Enterprise Florida announced that Northwest Florida has been designated as a new Sentinel Landscape. The Sentinel Landscapes Partnership is a coalition of federal agencies, state and local governments, and non-governmental organizations that work...

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...

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: 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...

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...

Ron DeSantis: Old Tamiami Trail Roadbed Removal Project Finishes Ahead of Schedule

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the completion of the Old Tamiami Trail Roadbed Removal Project, which was completed six months ahead of schedule. This Everglades restoration project helped remove almost six miles of roadbed...
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