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Gov. Scott signs environmental bill in Naples

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Posted at 8:07 AM, May 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-31 13:25:21-04

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- Governor Rick Scott made a trip to Naples Tuesday to promote his signing the Legacy Florida bill.

The legislation creates an annual source of funding to protect Florida's environment, including:

  • Up to $200 million for Everglades restoration
  • Up to $50 million for Florida springs
  • $5 million for Lake Apopka

Tuesday, Governor Rick Scott joined Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Jon Steverson, members of the Florida Legislature, and environmental advocates from across the state at Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary to ceremonially sign the Legacy Florida legislation.

Gov. Scott formally signed the bill on April 7th.