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Everglades Trust Commends Governor DeSantis for Signing Budget that Fully Funds Everglades Restoration

Tallahassee, Fla. – The Everglades Trust (Trust) today released the following statement, attributed to its CEO Anna Upton, commending Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for signing the Fiscal Year 2023-2024 budget, which includes $624.6 million for Everglades restoration.

“We are grateful to Governor DeSantis for demonstrating his constant support of America’s Everglades by signing a budget that fully funds Everglades restoration efforts.

“Governor DeSantis recommended significant funding for Everglades restoration and the Florida Legislature delivered by including $624.6 million in its budget to advance restoration projects for the benefit of Floridians and Florida’s tourism and water-based economy. Today, Governor DeSantis is putting those dollars into action with the signing of the budget.

“We are so thankful to Governor Ron DeSantis for investing in restoration. He has truly earned the title of America’s Everglades Governor.”

For more information on the Trust, visit evergladestrust.org and follow @evtrust on Twitter.

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