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BlogBreaking NewsNewsGovernor DeSantis signs Executive Order to improve Florida’s environment

January 10, 2023
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Executive Order 23-06 directs $3.5 Billion to Everglades and Florida’s waters

Earlier today in Bonita Springs, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed Executive Order 23-06 to continue historic momentum for Florida’s environment and water quality. The order, titled Achieving Even More Now for Florida’s Environment, includes $3.5 Billion over four years for Everglades restoration and significant investments in the Indian River Lagoon.

Signed on the 4-year anniversary of the governor’s first-term pledge for Florida’s environment—Executive Order 19-12, which committed $2.5 Billion to the Everglades back in 2019—this new directive builds upon record funding and major progress for Sunshine-State waters.

Some key directives from the new order include:

✅ $3.5 Billion over four years for Everglades restoration and the protection of Florida’s water resources.

✅ Expedite Everglades restoration projects and ensure proper management of Lake Okeechobee (LOSOM) to reduce harmful coastal discharges and send water south.

✅ Prioritize strategies and projects to expedite water-quality restoration in the Indian River Lagoon. Secure $100 million each year for priority projects.

✅ Comprehensive initiatives, like stronger Basin Management Action Plans (BMAPs), to reduce Nutrient Pollution in our waterways from sources like stormwater, wastewater, and agricultural runoff. Priority on reducing the frequency and severity of harmful algal blooms like red tide and blue-green algae.

To see more from the announcement, check out this short recap video of the press conference. And to see the full breakdown of what the order includes, here is a one-sheeter.

Executive Order 23-06 directs $3.5 Billion to Everglades and Florida’s waters

Earlier today in Bonita Springs, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed Executive Order 23-06 to continue historic momentum for Florida’s environment and water quality. The order, titled Achieving Even More Now for Florida’s Environment, includes $3.5 Billion over four years for Everglades restoration and significant investments in the Indian River Lagoon.

Signed on the 4-year anniversary of the governor’s first-term pledge for Florida’s environment—Executive Order 19-12, which committed $2.5 Billion to the Everglades back in 2019—this new directive builds upon record funding and major progress for Sunshine-State waters.

Some key directives from the new order include:

✅ $3.5 Billion over four years for Everglades restoration and the protection of Florida’s water resources.

✅ Expedite Everglades restoration projects and ensure proper management of Lake Okeechobee (LOSOM) to reduce harmful coastal discharges and send water south.

✅ Prioritize strategies and projects to expedite water-quality restoration in the Indian River Lagoon. Secure $100 million each year for priority projects.

✅ Comprehensive initiatives, like stronger Basin Management Action Plans (BMAPs), to reduce Nutrient Pollution in our waterways from sources like stormwater, wastewater, and agricultural runoff. Priority on reducing the frequency and severity of harmful algal blooms like red tide and blue-green algae.

To see more from the announcement, check out this short recap video of the press conference. And to see the full breakdown of what the order includes, here is a one-sheeter.