Governor Scott Announces Nearly $37 Million Investment
for Springs Projects
Today, Governor Rick Scott announced ten water quality and water quantity springs improvement projects. Funding for the spring projects was leveraged from a $10 million investment from the Florida Families First Budget, more than $1 million from Department of Environmental Protection funding, and investments from local partners, for a total of nearly $37 million for springs projects. The Governor made the announcement at Wekiwa Springs State Park, where he was joined by water management officials, and state and local leaders. The announcement comes on the heels of last weeks’ commitment of more than $130 million to restore estuaries in South Florida.
Governor Scott said, “Today, we’re announcing important steps we’re taking to protect and restore springs throughout the Sunshine State. Florida’s springs are important to animal and plant life, and help support Florida’s booming tourism industry. This $10 million investment from the Florida Families First Budget will enable state and local partners to protect the quality and quantity of water that flows from our springs. Our commitment to Florida families means doing our part in supporting these natural treasures.”
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