DeSantis announces $13M to benefit Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

Governor to be joined by DEP Secretary Shawn Hamilton, Chief Science Officer Mark Rains

Gov. Ron DeSantis during a news conference in Zephyrhills. (Copyright 2021 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.)

SPRING HILL, Fla. – Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday will held a news conference at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park in Spring Hill.

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The governor announced grants totaling $481 Million for 103 projects across Florida aimed at improving water quality.

“More than $13 million is being awarded for five projects, which will benefit Weeki Wachee Springs,” DeSantis said.

The governor was joined by Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Shawn Hamilton and Chief Science Officer Mark Rains, but the topic of discussion has not been disclosed.

The news conference comes one day after DeSantis revealed that he has officially filed to run for re-election.

He discussed the move at an event in Zephyrhills, where he also aid out his priorities for this month’s special session, saying Florida lawmakers will address the Biden administration’s requirement for businesses with 100 or more employees to have a COVID-19 vaccination mandate, as well as strengthen the Parents’ Bill of Rights.

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