Governor Scott's Budget Recommends $1.4 Billion to Protect and Preserve Florida's Environment
Today, Governor Rick Scott highlighted his commitment to
protect, preserve and improve Florida’s environment. The
Governor's “It’s Your Money Tax Cut Budget” will include support
for restoration projects in the Everglades, springs protection
improvements, and the purchase of conservation lands. The
FY2014/2015 budget places a priority on protecting the health of
Florida’s natural resources.
“By proposing more than a billion dollars, Governor Scott recognizes the Department’s commitment to preserving the environment through sound science,” said Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Herschel T. Vinyard Jr. “This significant funding will ensure the Department’s ability to continue to safeguard and protect the state’s natural resources.”
the full press release for more information.
July is National Park and Recreation Month
Celebrate the state’s natural and cultural resources with ranger programs, geocaches and special events at a state park or trail. Nearly 800,000 acres, 1,500 miles of multi-use trails and 100 miles of beaches provide opportunities to enjoy natural areas, formal gardens, fishing piers and historic sites. Visit
FloridaStateParks.org or download the
mobile app to learn more.
The Florida Park Service has earned three National Gold Medals for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management.