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Everglades Trust Statement on Governor DeSantis Announcement of Executive Order 23-06

“Governor DeSantis’ Commitment to Everglades & Environment is Unquestionably Historic”

Tallahassee, Fla. – The Everglades Trust (Trust) today released the following statement, attributed to its CEO Anna Upton, regarding Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ announcement of executive order 23-06, that lays out a blueprint that builds on the promises he fulfilled during his first term and increases his funding commitment to $3.5 billion for Everglades restoration and natural resource protection over the next four years.

“A week after his inauguration, on the anniversary of the momentous executive order he signed in his first term, Governor DeSantis has signed a new executive order laying out a blueprint that builds off the promises he fulfilled during his first term.

“The executive order increases his funding commitment to $3.5 billion over the next four years for Everglades restoration, water quality initiatives, and protecting water supply for Floridians, businesses and tourists alike, and it includes other promises that only further solidify him as America’s Everglades Governor.

“There is no doubt Governor DeSantis’ commitment to the Everglades in his first term was monumental, but the commitment he has made to the Everglades and the environment in the newly signed executive order is unquestionably historic.

“Time and time again, Governor DeSantis makes promises, and he delivers on those promises. If his first term is any indication of what he can accomplish, Floridians and the great state of Florida will see a historic commitment become a reality.”

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