Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said he’s seeking more funding for Everglades restoration and water quality projects in his upcoming budget.
DeSantis made the announcement at a news conference Tuesday at the South Florida Water Management District Pump Station in Miami.
The governor said he’s proposing more than $960 million for the Everglades and water projects in the next legislative session.
DeSantis said it would bring the four-year total spending on environmental initiatives in Florida to around $3 billion, above his initial goal of around $2.5 billion. The total is about double the funding for similar initiatives over the previous four years, DeSantis said.
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