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Everglades Trust Praises Governor for Continuing Momentous Progress Toward Everglades Restoration

Tallahassee, Fla. – The Everglades Trust (Trust) today reissued the following statement, attributed to its CEO Anna Upton, reemphasizing the over $740 million for Everglades restoration in the fiscal year 2024-25 budget, which continues the momentous progress toward restoring America’s Everglades. The following statement was originally issued on Earth Day when Governor DeSantis highlighted the investments in the budget toward Everglades restoration and water quality projects.

“Governor DeSantis has continued to fulfill the promises that he made to Floridians by advocating for and securing a budget that contains over $740 million for Everglades restoration, as well as funding for resiliency and statewide environmental efforts.

“It’s been clear from the beginning that he understands the importance of the Everglades – to our economy and environment – and has continually sought to push restoration forward.

“The significant funding for restoration in this budget also demonstrates the overall consensus there is in support of restoration amongst our leaders and Floridians.

“Thank you to our Governor and legislative leaders, Senate President Kathleen Passidomo and House Speaker Paul Renner, for putting together a budget that reflects what our state needs and Floridians want – the restoration of America’s Everglades.”

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

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