Statements Re: Gov. Scott's Proposed 2018-2019 Environmental Budget
Oct. 23, 2017
SFWMD Governing Board Chairman Dan O'Keefe
"Governor Scott's proposal for a record $355 million for Everglades restoration in next year's environmental budget clearly demonstrates his commitment to completing projects that will provide immediate benefits for South Florida's ecosystems. This infusion of funding would enable the South Florida Water Management District to make significant progress on providing needed clean water for the Everglades while protecting this region's vital coastal estuaries."
Big Cypress Basin Board Chairman Rick Barber
"The environmental budget proposal from Governor Scott continues the momentum that has been established in recent years to fulfill the promise of Everglades restoration. The South Florida Water Management District appreciates the Governor's ongoing commitment to practical solutions that help get the water right not just for the Everglades but our coastal estuaries, as well."
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