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.
Governor Scott Announces Almost $16 Million Investment for Coast to Coast Connector Project
Governor Rick Scott today announced the 11 new projects that will be funded this year to help advance the Coast to Coast Connector, which will provide a safe and continuous multi-use trail from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic. The Department of Transportation will invest $15.9 million to complete 11 phases of separate trail segments in nine counties. This new funding is in addition to the more than $26 million that has already been invested by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for the Connector project over the next five years...more