Gov. Scott’s efforts applauded by commissioners during his visit to Martin County

 

In Martin County, Governor Rick Scott kicked off a statewide “Let’s Keep Florida Beautiful” tour  to highlight efforts to protect Florida’s environment and natural treasures. (Photo: rickscottforflorida.com)

From The Sunshine State News: Scott hit Jupiter and Palm City on Monday as he started his “Let’s Keep Florida Beautiful” tour to showcase his environmental agenda, pointing toward his plan to send $500 million for alternative waters, $500 million for springs and his efforts for the Everglades. Scott is also calling for the state Department of Environmental Protection to increase fines on polluters.

Martin County Commissioner Sarah Heard expressed her support for Scott’s agenda, especially his commitment to the Indian River: “On behalf of the Martin County Board of County Commissioners, I applaud Gov. Scott for his continued efforts toward completion of the Indian River Lagoon-South restoration project,” Heard said. “Martin County remains a strong partner and advocate of Everglades restoration and is proud to have generated $75 million in support of Everglades restoration, thanks to the commitment of our citizens. Everglades restoration projects create jobs and provide a 3-to-1 return on investment. In Martin County. Our waterways are our lifeblood and restoration is a wise use of taxpayer dollars.”

For the complete story: http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/rick-scott-unveils-new-environmental-agenda-draws-fire-left?utm_source=Constant%20Contact&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Morning%20Lead&utm_source=August+5%2C+2014&utm_campaign=ML-06122013&utm_medium=email

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