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Ron DeSantis at West Basin Storage Reservoir

Ron DeSantis Breaks Ground Reservoir to Help Everglades Restoration, Cut Down on Toxic Algae

On Friday, Gov. Ron DeSantis visited the site of the Caloosahatchee (C-43) West Basin Storage Reservoir to break ground on the embankments and canals to complete this Everglades restoration project.
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Vern Buchanan Calls on Senate Leaders to Fund NIH Study on How Red Tide...

After reports last week of red tide returning to Southwest Florida, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., called on the U.S. Senate to do more to help combat the problem. 
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Vern Buchanan: NOAA Sending Almost $2 Million to Mote Marine to Combat Red Tide

Buchanan said the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is has awarded more than $1.9 million to Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota to help battle red tide.
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Vern Buchanan: NSF is Sending $1.7 Million to Mote Marine Laboratory

“Today’s announcement is great news for Mote Marine and our community,” Buchanan said. “Dr. Michael Crosby and his entire team work tirelessly to combat red tide, improve water quality, and protect our coral reefs. I remain committed to continuing my fight in Washington for Southwest Florida’s environment.”
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Brian Mast Pressed Army Corps of Engineers on Lake Okeechobee Discharges

“For the first time ever, the Army Corps admitted to willfully and knowingly releasing toxic water containing cyanobacteria and harmful algal blooms from Lake Okeechobee to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Rivers,” Mast’s office insisted.
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Vern Buchanan: ‘Florida Continues to Grapple with Algae Blooms’

Along with Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Director Charlie Hunsicker, Manatee County Commissioner Carol Whitmore and state Rep Will Robinson, R-Bradenton, Buchanan toured the preserve on Monday. The Robinson Preserve, the Manatee River and canals between Ellenton and Bradenton have all been hit by blue-green algae.
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House Passes Florida Congresswoman’s Proposals to Fund NOAA’s Efforts Against Toxic Algae

Murphy was able to get her proposal for $1.75 million for the NOAA to oversee the economic impact toxic algae has on Florida and the nation. This marks the first time since 2006 that such a study has been conducted.
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Ron DeSantis: Florida’s Budget Funds Programs to Protect the Environment

“The signing of the ‘Bold Vision for a Brighter Future’ budget marked a new day for Florida, one where our environment is the priority,” said DeSantis. “I thank the Florida Legislature for their strong support and for exceeding my request of $625 million in funding, including more than $400 million for our Everglades – the highest amount ever.
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House Passes Florida Congressman’s Proposal for NIH to Study How Red Tide is Impacting...

On Wednesday, the House passed Buchanan’s proposal having the National Institutes of Health (NIH) set aside $6.25 million to study red tide and toxic algae which plagued Florida last year. The proposal now heads to the U.S. Senate as part of a funding bill.
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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.
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Brian Mast’s Local Water Protection Act Gains Momentum on Capitol Hill

At the end of last month, Mast paired with U.S. Rep. Angie Craig, D-Minn. to unveil the “Local Water Protection Act” which “increases grant funding for state and local governments to decrease water pollutants..."
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Florida Delegation, Led By Alcee Hastings, Vern Buchanan, Meets About Water Quality Issues

Sixteen of the 29 members of the Florida delegation attended the meeting which is the first the delegation has had this year. Buchanan said the good attendance showed how important water issues are in the Sunshine State. 
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