Florida Governor DeSantis Makes SFWMD Appointments, Seeks $625 Million For Everglades

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis made a couple of appointments to the South Florida Water Management District governing board on Tuesday and recommended $625M for water resources projects.

DeSantis announced the appointment of ‘Alligator Ron’ Bergeron to the South Florida Water Management District governing board during a press conference at the Everglades Holiday Park in Fort Lauderdale.

“I am extremely honored to help all Floridians to save the Florida Everglades,” Bergeron said. “…It is important to 8 million people — for quality of life — to save our environment. Important to economic growth and jobs because water is the most valuable thing on this planet,” said Bergeron.

Bergeron, a potent political and economic force in Broward County, is a former Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissioner.

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