December 5, 2023
The Everglades Foundation today released the following statement, attributable to its CEO Eric Eikenberg, regarding Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ budget recommendations for Fiscal Year 2024-2025, which includes more than $740 million for Everglades restoration.
“Governor DeSantis’ budget recommendation for more than $740 million to go toward Everglades restoration continues to underscore his enduring commitment to America’s Everglades.
“This substantial increase in funding means that our state, which relies on the Everglades economically, while providing drinking water for millions of Floridians and tourists, will see continued progress toward restoring the Everglades.
“The Everglades Foundation applauds the Governor’s recommendation of more than $740 million for Everglades restoration and for continuing to make Everglades restoration a top priority in the state of Florida. We look forward to working with the Florida Senate and House of Representatives in securing these critical dollars for the continued restoration of this national treasure.”