Governor Ron DeSantis recently outlined his plan for Everglades restoration and water projects, requesting $625 million to back them. Now, the governor has been allotted $161 million more than he requested by the State Senate Agriculture, Environment and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee. The Senate proposal includes $786 million for Everglades restoration and water projects.

Many Florida residents are thrilled about this development. Eric Eikenberg, CEO of the Everglades Foundation, effusively praised Governor DeSantis for keeping his promises of restoring the Everglades. 

The Florida fishing community is also overjoyed about the additional funds. They’ve been an advocate for cleaner water and have supported the Everglades Foundation for ages. 

Clean water, an abundance of lively fish, and environmental efforts and restoration continue to showcase Florida as one of the top fishing destinations in the United States. When the water is polluted and fish are dying, tourism in the fishing community will decrease. 

Fortunately, over the past couple of years, there’s been more awareness around caring for our environment and natural resources. We’re hoping this trend will continue for years to come.