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Statement on Governor DeSantis Announcement on Everglades Investment

Today, Monday, April 22, Governor Ron DeSantis held a press conference in West Palm Beach to announce this year's major investment for Everglades restoration and water quality improvement projects.

Following the Governor’s remarks, The Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg spoke about the historic investment and progress around Everglades restoration.

Read Eikenberg's official statement:

“Governor DeSantis continues his unwavering commitment to the Everglades, showcasing the $740 million investment in the 2024-2025 budget for Everglades restoration.

“Not only does this budget fulfill the Governor’s momentous promise to protect and preserve this one-of-a-kind natural resource, but it means that the forward progress we are seeing on restoration will continue.

“Under the Governor’s leadership, we have seen historic amounts of funding for Everglades restoration with projects expedited, like the EAA Reservoir, and others completed ahead of schedule. This momentous progress would not have been accomplished without his dedication to restoration and his understanding of the economic and environmental significance of the Everglades.”


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