Tallahassee, Fla. – The Everglades Trust (Trust) today released the following statement, attributed to its CEO Anna Upton, thanking Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for recommending more than $740 million for Everglades restoration in his budget recommendations for Fiscal Year 2024-2025.
“An immense thank you to Governor DeSantis for recommending more than $740 million for Everglades restoration in the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2024-25 and for continuing his strong and unwavering commitment to America’s Everglades.
“Under the Governor’s leadership, we have seen projects expedited and advanced, and time and again, he has recommended a high level of funding for restoring and preserving the Everglades. It is because of this, our state, Floridians, and tourists alike will be able to see the positive effects of his advocacy and dedication to the Everglades.
“The Everglades remains integral to supporting Florida’s water-based economy, and this level of funding is key to ensuring that the Everglades not only remains a beloved national treasure, but an economic engine for the great state of Florida.”
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