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September 10, 2020 | Press Releases

Steube Updates South Florida Water Management District Board on Environmental Legislative Initiatives

SARASOTA, FLA. – U.S. Representative Greg Steube (R-Fla.) today attended the South Florida Water Management District virtual board meeting to update Chairman Chauncey Goss and participants on water and environmental issues facing Florida.

“Even as we celebrate successes like coming to the close of the Kissimmee River Restoration Project and achieving new funding streams from the federal and State levels, there is still more work to be done to protect Florida’s water sources and environment,” Steube said. “Our continued cooperation with State, local, and other federal officials will lead to more even victories for Florida’s vibrant economic and environmental interests.”

Among other issues, the board discussed upcoming projects and priorities at today’s meeting, as well as the passage of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020, mechanical harvesting technology for invasive species around Lake Okeechobee, and the Kissimmee River Restoration Project.

The Kissimmee River Restoration Project is coming to a close soon, and the project has restored over 40 square miles of river and floodplain ecosystem, including 43 miles of meandering river channel and 27,000 acres of wetlands.

This meeting follows President Trump’s visit to Jupiter on Tuesday, where Steube joined him for a celebration of recent victories in preserving and protecting Florida’s water sources and ecosystem.