Following the midterm elections in November 2018, many of Florida’s residents have been wondering about what steps the new Administration plans to take in order to ensure the protection of Florida’s environment. On both sides of the political aisle, Floridians stand united in their desire to ensure that Florida’s beautiful land is protected and preserved for generations to come.
Almost immediately upon entering office, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed an executive order allocating 2.5 Billion dollars towards protecting Florida’s environment. These funds will allow our State government to enforce laws that protect our environment and pursue projects that will be beneficial to our environment for years to come.
In this video Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Noah Valenstein, gives an update on recent changes in the department with the new Governor’s plans for Florida. He also touches on preserving a high standard of water quality and the importance of science-based decisions.
About Noah Valenstein
Noah Valenstein was appointed Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection by Governor Rick Scott on May 23, 2017. He returned to DEP with nearly 15 years of public service experience with governmental agencies and a passion for natural resource protection. Noah most recently served as executive director for the Suwannee River Water Management District, where he oversaw the protection and conservation of water and land resources across 15 counties. His previous experience includes working on environmental, agricultural and energy issues in the Executive Office of the Governor and Florida House of Representatives, as well as with several of Florida’s leading environmental non-profit groups. Learn more about Noah.