The Everglades Foundation Statement on Governor DeSantis’ Budget Recommendations for Everglades Restoration Projects
November 17th, 2021 - The Everglades Foundation released the following statement, attributed to its CEO Eric Eikenberg, thanking Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for including $660 million for America’s Everglades, as part of his environmental budget recommendations for Fiscal Year 2022-2023.
“Thank you, Governor DeSantis, for recommending $660 million for America’s Everglades – the largest investment in the history of the program.
“Because of Governor DeSantis’ leadership, Florida’s one-of-a-kind environment and water resources will have the funding to be protected and restored. At the start of his term, Governor DeSantis pledged to seek at least $2.5 billion over four years in Everglades restoration and water resources in the state, and with this budget, he has delivered.
“Restoring the natural flow of water from Lake Okeechobee through the Everglades to the Florida Keys supports much of our state and its health. This continued investment in America’s Everglades will not only help build critical water infrastructure that will advance the restoration of a national treasure, but it will create and save jobs, boost our state’s tourism-based economy, and yield tangible benefits for Floridians.
“We’re proud that this administration has continued to invest year after year in restoration, and we look forward to working with the Florida Legislature as they form their budget.”