LIVE OAK, FLA., NOVEMBER 16, 2023 – On Thursday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that seven springs restoration projects with the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will receive approximately $13.5 million to aid in the recovery and protection of Florida’s springs.
This funding is part of $57.5 million announced for statewide projects identified by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and Florida’s water management districts. The 23 total projects can be found here.
“With more than 450 springs in the Suwannee River Water Management District, the seven funded projects for our District are truly beneficial to restoring and protecting these important water resources,” said Hugh Thomas, executive director of the District. “We are thankful to Gov. DeSantis, our legislature, and the Department of Environmental Protection for their continued commitment to protecting our environmental assets and addressing the needs of our communities.”
Local projects included for funding are:
The mission of the Suwannee River Water Management District is to protect and manage water resources using science-based solutions to support natural systems and the needs of the public. Headquartered in Live Oak, Florida, the District serves 15 surrounding north-central Florida counties.
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