TC PALM: DEP budget request includes $95 million for projects to improve Treasure Coast water

TC Palm: Written by Tyler Treadway. September 22, 2017.

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection budget request for fiscal year 2018-19 includes about $95 million for projects that would help improve Treasure Coast water quality.

In all, DEP is seeking $305.8 million for Everglades restoration projects, the largest single request for protecting the "River of Grass" in the agency's history.

The DEP request includes $64 million to spend during the next fiscal year on the proposed reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee to help alleviate lake discharges to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers.

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