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Statement from The Everglades Foundation CEO on Appointment of Noah Valenstein as DEP Secretary

For Immediate Release

Contact: Kelsey Swithers,, 941.400.8183

February 15th, 2019. Palmetto Bay, Fla. — The Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg today issued the following statement regarding Governor Ron DeSantis’ decision to appoint Noah Valenstein to lead the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

“We applaud Governor Ron DeSantis’ decision to appoint Noah Valenstein to this crucial position. Secretary Valenstein understands the critical link between cleaning up our water and the economic viability of our state.

“With Governor DeSantis’ transformative and bold leadership, Secretary Valenstein’s long-standing commitment to Florida’s natural resources will deliver tangible results for Florida’s waterways.

“We look forward to working with Secretary Valenstein, and we are confident that he will successfully implement Governor DeSantis’ commitment to expedite Everglades restoration.”

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About The Everglades Foundation

The Everglades Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to leading efforts to restore and protect the greater Everglades ecosystem. Since its founding in 1993 by a group of local outdoor enthusiasts, the Foundation has become a respected and important advocate for the sustainability of one of the world’s most unique ecosystems. For more information, please visit


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