Governor Signs $116.5B State Budget

Governor Signs $116.5B State Budget

On June 12, Governor DeSantis signed the $116.5B state budget for 2024-2025, highlighting education, infrastructure, and conservation. Key investments include Everglades restoration and water quality improvements.

Marco Island EPSS Again Set to Impress

Marco Island EPSS

The Marco Island EPSS offers an exceptional conference experience with expert speakers, engaging sessions, and a unique family-friendly atmosphere. Enjoy the scenic beaches, top-notch facilities, and opportunities to connect with state and federal regulators.

Wekiva River Protection Key to FDOT Project

Earlier this year, officials celebrated the completion of the Wekiva Parkway, emphasizing the unprecedented steps taken to protect the Wekiva River’s natural resources. The project, a partnership between FDOT and the Central Florida Expressway Authority, connects State Road 429 to Interstate 4 while preserving the surrounding environment.

FAMU, U.S. Sugar Team On Sugar Research

U.S Sugar

Florida A&M University, U.S. Sugar, and Tuskegee University are collaborating to study the environmental and economic impacts of sugarcane farming in South Florida. This effort aims to improve sustainable agriculture practices in the region by analyzing sugarcane burning methods and their effects on the environment and local communities.

Urban Stream Syndrome Could Be Lurking Near You

Urban Stream Syndrome

Urban stream syndrome is causing ecological degradation in our streams and creeks due to urban development. Learn how local agencies and communities can help restore these natural systems.

Around the Gulf


Stay updated on key initiatives around the Gulf, from Texas’ natural gas power plants and Louisiana’s port projects to Mississippi’s flood control plans and Alabama’s water system funding.

Conferences and Events

conferences and events

Florida is home to many conferences. Here are a few that may be of interest to Specifier readers.

Utilities Face Continual Cyber Threats, Warnings

cyber threats

Federal officials are raising alarms over cyber threats targeting water utilities. Recent warnings from the EPA highlight the growing frequency and severity of these attacks, urging utilities to bolster cybersecurity measures to protect drinking water.

Florida Notes


Florida Notes provides the latest updates on state developments, including new infrastructure projects, environmental initiatives, and advancements in technology aimed at improving community resilience and sustainability.

DEP Secretary Shawn Hamilton to Keynote 2024 EPSS

Shawn Hamilton

Shawn Hamilton, Florida DEP Secretary, will keynote the 2024 Florida Environmental Permitting Summer School. With over 20 years of experience, Hamilton will discuss state environmental protection efforts and key initiatives.

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