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Florida Governor Details $2.5 Billion Plans to Help Everglades and Fight Algae Blooms

Florida Governor Details $2.5 Billion Plans to Help Everglades and Fight Algae Blooms

He wants an Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection to address sea level rise.

Part of the new governor's plan includes establishing a blue-green algae task force whose mission is to reduce the impacts of the harmful algae blooms caused by nutrients from farmland washing into Lake Okeechobee and then flowing downstream.

Ron DeSantis on Thursday announced major changes to clean up Florida’s waters, including spending $2.5 billion and launching more aggressive policies to address algae choking Lake Okeechobee and polluting the state’s coasts.

While campaigning for the governor's office, DeSantis promised to restore the Everglades and protect Florida's beaches.

On Thursday, DeSantis announced that as part of his water policy reforms, he is creating an Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection to help prepare Florida’s coastal communities and habitats for impacts from sea level rise.

Source: weather.com
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