LIVE OAK, FLA., DEC. 9, 2022 – On Friday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that seven springs restoration projects within the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will receive approximately $19 million to aid in the recovery protection of Florida’s springs.
This funding is part of the $75 million announced for statewide projects identified by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and Florida’s water management districts. The full list can be found here.
“As a great place to live and do business, Florida continues to see tremendous growth,” said Hugh Thomas, Suwannee River Water Management District Executive Director. “With that growth comes the need to identify innovative ways to allow for growth while also protecting our natural resources. Funding for projects like these is beneficial to ensuring the preservation of our local springs for generations to come.”
Local projects included for funding include:
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. The District holds true to the belief of water for nature, water for people. Headquartered in Live Oak, Florida, the District serves 15 surrounding north-central Florida counties.
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