MIAMI (CBSMiami) – President Donald Trump has signed a bill that includes $250 million in funding for Everglades restoration.
It’s a $50 million increase from last year’s total, according to Rep. Brian Mast who represents the state’s 18th District.READ MORE: Python Removal Program Grows In Southwest Florida
The funding will play a critical role in the acceleration of restoration projects with the goal of sending more water south where Mother Nature intended it to go.READ MORE: Tracking The Tropics: Hurricane Sam Continues To Intensify
The bill also includes a final version of “The Water Resources Development Act” which aims to accelerate the construction of the EAA Southern Storage Reservoir, reduce discharges from Lake Okeechobee and combat harmful algae blooms.MORE NEWS: Miami Weather: Nice Saturday Morning Followed By Afternoon Showers
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