WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Environmental Leaders Applaud Governor Ron DeSantis’ Continued Environmental Commitment through the Framework for Freedom Budget

Governor Ron DeSantis signed the Framework for Freedom Budget for Fiscal Year 2023-24, which includes over $3.8 billion for Florida’s environment and reinforces the state’s commitment to Everglades restoration, water quality protections, vital land acquisitions, and resilience of inland and coastal communities.  

“We are pleased to see Governor DeSantis sign Florida’s budget for this year which has significant appropriations for environmental restoration and water quality initiatives, including record funding for Everglades restoration, the Indian River Lagoon and land conservation throughout the state.” – Mark Perry, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Florida Oceanographic Society. 

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