Governor Rick Scott Announces $130 Million Investment in South Florida's Everglades - 01/22/14
Today, Florida Governor Rick Scott announced a $130 million investment
to continue work on restoring the Everglades and South
Florida’s ecosystem as part of the “It’s Your Money Tax
Governor Scott said, “This $130 million investment
from the ‘It’s Your Money Tax Cut Budget’ will fund
critical projects that will improve water quality for
families and businesses that rely on these natural
treasures. These dollars will go towards improving water
quality, mitigating impacts of Lake Okeechobee’s
discharges on our estuaries, and diverting more fresh
water south to help restore the Everglades.”
DEP Issues Permit to Improve Indian River Lagoon Water Quality - 01/07/14
Today, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection issued a permit to the South Florida Water Management District and the Natural Resources Conservation Service for the Indian River Lagoon South-Allapattah Ranch Project, authorizing construction of water control features to restore wetlands. The project will restore wetlands by retaining water on the ranch, which is co-owned by the Water Management District and Martin County.
DEP Issues Everglades Permit for Stormwater Storage and Flow - 11/06/13
Today, the Florida Department of Environmental
Protection issued a permit to the South Florida Water
Management District to construct the L-8 Flow
Equalization Basin, a structure designed to store 15
billion gallons of water so that it can be treated and
moved south to the Everglades. It is one of three
storage components of Governor Rick Scott's Everglades
Water Quality Restoration Plan.
DEP Issues Permit for Major Everglades Restoration Project
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has
issued a permit for the first major construction project
as part of Governor Rick Scott's Everglades Water
Quality Restoration Plan -- to the South Florida Water
Management District authorizing construction, operation
and maintenance of the A-1 Flow Equalization Basin, the
largest component to be constructed in the historic
Governor Scott Celebrates $880 Million Plan for Everglades Restoration, Cleaner Water in Florida
Governor Rick Scott signed into law HB 7065, which provides $32 million, annually, in state funding for the Governor’s $880 million long-term Everglades restoration plan. The $32 million is an historic step forward in restoring America’s Everglades by improving water quality and water flow.
Governor Scott: Florida Families First Budget Invests to Protect Florida's Natural Resources - 05/20/13
The Florida Families First investment of $70 million toward Everglades restoration will provide funding for the
Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP),
Northern Everglades and Estuaries Protection Program, and the Governor’s water quality plan.
DEP Issues Final Major Picayune Strand Everglades Restoration Permit - 05/03/13
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has issued a permit to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers authorizing construction of the third and final pump station for the Picayune Strand Restoration Project -- a major milestone for Everglades restoration.
Governor Rick Scott Statement on Passage of Historic Everglades Restoration Bill - 05/02/12
Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Herschel T. Vinyard Jr. said regarding the passage of HB 7065 related to Everglades restoration, “Today, the Florida Legislature showed its support for Governor Scott’s historic water quality plan for the Everglades, a major step in moving forward with restoration rather than focusing on costly litigation.”
DEP Secretary Celebrates Completion of Project to Help Restore America's Everglades - 01/11/13
DEP Secretary Herschel T. Vinyard Jr. joined leaders from the South Florida Water Management District, US Army Corps of Engineers and Everglades National Park as well as state and local partners to celebrate the completion of the C-111 Spreader Canal Western Project in south Miami-Dade County. Vinyard participated in the dedication of this project, which will restore freshwater flows to Florida Bay and restore upstream water levels in Eastern Everglades National Park.
DEP Kicks Off Lake Okeechobee Restoration Plan Development - 02/20/13
Today, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection took a major step forward in drawing up a detailed restoration plan for Lake Okeechobee and met with key area stakeholders. This restoration plan, called a
basin management action plan, or BMAP, will identify additional water quality projects moving forward, funding sources and an implementation schedule necessary to bring the Lake Okeechobee watershed back to health. Completing the Department’s restoration plan will be another step toward achieving the
Northern Everglades and Estuaries Protection Program’s goals, set by the Florida Legislature in 2007.
Governor Scott and DEP Announce Everglades Restoration Projects Will Move Forward - 09/11/12
Governor Rick Scott announces that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection issued
final permits and consent orders to the South Florida Water Management District authorizing the operation and maintenance of existing stormwater treatment areas and requiring the construction and operation of treatment area expansions and water storage features as part of the historic plan designed to improve water quality in the Everglades.
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