Governor DeSantis speaks in Naples on the environment as part of the budget

Governor Ron DeSantis was in Naples Tuesday the Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary to discuss an environment budget funding event.

DeSantis said the budget he signed Friday meets what he asked for and even goes beyond that.

He tells us he appointed a chief science officer under the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Blue-Green Algae Task Force.

We also heard from the executive director of Audubon Florida and the chair of the appropriations committee.

In terms of money, Governor DeSantis listed millions of dollars for Everglades restoration, the Tamiami Trail, and water quality.

“$25 million for water quality improvements and specifically targeting harmful algal blooms including blue-green algae and red tide.” DeSantis said.

He also announced that he will sign a bill where the legislature agreed to transfer enforcement of environmental crimes to the DEP.

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