Gov. Ron DeSantis Directs SFWMD Governing Board to Expand Python Elimination Program
Sept. 12, 2019
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - The program that has already eliminated more than 2,500 invasive pythons from Florida's Everglades is getting bigger thanks to Gov. Ron DeSantis and today's vote by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board.
"This is for all of us who love the Everglades. We're putting our money where our mouth is and taking the fight to these invasive pythons, now in a bigger way and across much more habitat," said SFWMD Governing Board Chairman Chauncey Goss. "Gov. DeSantis loves the Everglades and directed us to leave no stone unturned to eradicate this predator that threatens native Everglades species. That is exactly what we are going to do with our partners at FWC and Everglades National Park."