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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...
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Ron DeSantis Asks Legislature for $1.5 Billion for Everglades, Water Protection, Handling Rising Sea...

Appearing in Naples and Miami on Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis asked the Legislature for more than $1.5 billion for Everglades restoration, water protection and helping the Sunshine State with rising sea levels and floods. The...

Scott Martin: Wells a Win for Lake Okeechobee and Coastal Estuaries

Taking care of and protecting Lake Okeechobee is very personal to me. Growing up in Clewiston, Florida, I spent a lot of time on Lake Okeechobee. My father, Roland Martin, is an angler and...

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...
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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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Brian Mast, Gayle Harrell, Toby Overdorf Want Corps of Engineers to Eliminate Discharges from...

“The Army Corps has determined that discharges from Lake Okeechobee to the St. Lucie are unnecessary for flood control and that eliminating these discharges can actually be beneficial to water supply, the environment and more,” Mast said. “The Army Corps must not settle for incremental progress but rather should take the bold action needed to protect Floridians and stop government-sanctioned poisoning.”
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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.

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.
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