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Gov. DeSantis outlines $625 million for Everglades restoration, plan for red tide

He outlined his environmental priorities for the Florida Everglades and strategic plan to fight red tide, blue-green algae at the University of Florida.
Credit: Governor's Office

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Following a year of especially strong red tide and blue-green algae blooms, Gov. Ron DeSantis has announced his environmental priorities for the state. 

Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Noah Valenstein and University of Florida President Kent Fuchs joined in his announcement at the college Tuesday afternoon. 

DeSantis has designated Dr. Tom Frazer as the chief science officer in his plan. 

Outlined in his plan, DeSantis says he is committing $625 million for Everglades restoration and has a strategic plan to fight blue-green algae and red tide. 

“Since day one, my administration has been laser-focused on addressing our pressing environmental challenges and committed to science-based solutions,” DeSantis said. “We will not take our foot off the gas. 

"My administration will continue to keep environmental protection at the forefront of our approach to leave Florida better than we found it for generations to come.”

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