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The Florida Senate today passed Senate Bill 10, a bill that will reduce harmful discharges to coastal estuaries while sending more freshwater to Florida Bay and the Everglades. The bill provides funding and sets a timeline for using existing state lands to clean, store, and send water south. It also provides economic development opportunities to communities south of Lake Okeechobee.
“We congratulate Senator Bradley and Senate President Negron for keeping a sharp focus on the right outcomes and bringing the Senate together. It is a good day for the Everglades and coastal waters along with the disadvantaged Glades communities. We hope the House of Representatives passes the Senate bill so that work can begin at once,” said Eric Draper, executive director of Audubon Florida.