By Team

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: Three People Rescued From Giant Tank At Homestead Fish Farm

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: CDC Investigating Ground Turkey Products After Salmonella Cases Surface

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: World-Famous Artist Pharrell Williams Teams Up Nightlife King Dave Grutman To Bring Goodtime Hotel To Miami Beach

More from
You May Need A COVID Vaccine Passport To Travel In 2021
Miami Heat Arrange Internet Service For Miami-Dade Students Impacted By COVID
Marco Rubio On COVID-19 Crisis: ‘I Don’t Think There’s Any Evidence That Restaurants Or Disney World Are Cause Of Surge’ Team