FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 20, 2020
CONTACT: DEP Press Office: 850.245.2112; DEPNews@dep.state.fl.us
HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Under the leadership of Governor DeSantis, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection has prioritized the preservation of Florida’s natural landscapes, enabling native ecosystems and the species they harbor to thrive. These historic and ongoing efforts are especially evident in the restoration and protection of America’s Everglades. Together with partners at the federal and local level, the state of Florida is spearheading one of the largest environmental restoration projects in the world by revitalizing America’s Everglades.
Highlighting the importance of these efforts, yesterday, DEP Secretary Noah Valenstein, South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board Chairman Chauncey Goss, along with Captains for Clean Water co-founders Captain Daniel Andrews and Captain Chris Wittman visited the critical ecosystem of Florida Bay –– a shallow, sub-tropical estuary nestled between the coastal wetlands of the Southern Everglades and the Florida Keys.