DeSantis asks for $3 billion toward environmental projects in Everglades, Indian River Lagoon

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. — Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to put more than $3 billion toward environmental projects.


DeSantis made that announcement in Bonita Springs on Tuesday.

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If it’s approved, the money would go toward restoring the Everglades and improving water quality problems.

DeSantis also issued an executive order that called for meaningful funding for two programs that would help protect communities from sea-level rise.

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“You can make progress, you can do good things, and you’ve got to just keep pressing forward,” DeSantis said. “I know we have so much momentum, that I think you are going to see a lot of support in the legislature for this.”

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The governor also wants the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to focus on projects to help clean the Indian River Lagoon.

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