Naples Daily News: Gov. DeSantis highlights environmental achievements at Rookery Bay visit

November 16, 2021
By: Karl Schneider
Nov 16th, 2021

Gov. Ron DeSantis spoke at Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve on Tuesday morning about “robust” state support of Everglades restoration, environmental protection and water resources.

Fresh into office, DeSantis had announced $2.5 billion over his four-year term to support Everglades restoration and clean water in the state.

“Well, I’m proud to be able to report not only are we on target to meet that, we’re on target to far surpass that,” the governor said Tuesday. “Not only are we going to have $2.5 billion over these four years, once the next budget goes in, we may even get $3 billion for that. And so that will be double what had been done for us four years before I took office.”