Governor Rick Scott today highlighted investments of more than $4 billion in the Securing Florida’s Future budget. Following the highlight, the Governor Scott participated in a turtle release at Sombrero Beach.
Since Governor Scott took office in 2011, investments to preserve Florida’s environment and protect the state’s iconic beaches, pristine springs and the Florida Everglades have increased by nearly $1 billion. This includes nearly $140 million in investments to protect the Florida Keys and its unique environment:
- $102 million for Florida Keys Wastewater Treatment upgrades.
- $24.5 million for Water Quality improvement in the Keys including Clean Marina programs.
- $6.5 million for Florida Keys State Parks and Trails.
- $5 million for Land Acquisition to continue protecting the Florida Keys.