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Conservation remains priority in Governor Ron DeSantis' focus on Florida's future budget

by American Sportfishing Association 13 Dec 2023 17:48 UTC
Conservation remains priority in Governor Ron DeSantis' focus on Florida's future budget © John Chambers

On Tuesday, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the proposed Fiscal 2024-2025 Focus on Florida's Future Budget, which includes support for Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC) mission to protect Florida's natural resources.

The budget will help provide Floridians with more opportunities to get outdoors and high-priority conservation items including coral reef restoration, derelict vessel removal and habitat restoration initiatives.

Earlier this year, Governor DeSantis announced the Great Outdoors Initiative and signed an Executive Order to reduce the price of state park passes and FWC sportsman hunting and fishing licenses by 50%. This initiative has had record success and discounts will last through Jan. 13, 2024.

Learn more here.

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