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Gov. DeSantis to make environmental announcement in South Florida on Tuesday

Gov. Ron DeSantis smiles during news conference in Miami, Jan. 9, 2019
Posted at 10:55 AM, May 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-07 10:55:43-04

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Gov. Ron DeSantis will visit South Florida on Tuesday and lay out his plan for protecting Florida's environment.

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The Governor is scheduled to hold a news conference at 3:30 p.m. at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami in Coral Gables.

According to his office, Gov. DeSantis will present a "bold vision for protecting Florida's environment."

Last month, the Governor visited Hobe Sound and announced the creation of a task force to study the impacts of blue-green algae.

The task force will prioritize projects to reduce nutrients in our waterways. Those nutrients can contribute to harmful algae blooms and toxic red tide.

Back in January, Gov. DeSantis laid out his $625 million environmental budget, which includes $360 million for Everglades restoration, and millions to combat algal blooms.