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For Immediate Release:
December 02, 2022
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Manuel Orbis, Jr.
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Commissioner Kevin Marino Cabrera applauds Governor Ron DeSantis for safeguarding our environment with over $22 million investment

MIAMI-DADE – Yesterday, Governor Ron DeSantis announced seven awards totaling $22.7 million to support water quality improvements and the protection of Biscayne Bay.

The extraordinary investment includes $14.5 million awarded to Miami-Dade County for water quality characterization and pollution reduction projects, $2 million to the City of Coral Gables for sanitary sewer improvements, and $2 million for the City of Miami Springs for stormwater infrastructure projects. Miami-Dade County Commissioner Kevin Marino Cabrera released the following statement regarding the funding.

“I applaud Governor DeSantis for consistently safeguarding our environment and demonstrating his commitment to protecting the water quality of our state,” said Commissioner Cabrera. “This $22.7 million investment is an important step towards protecting Biscayne Bay and ensuring that our families can continue to enjoy one of Miami-Dade County's most precious natural resources.”

Commissioner Cabrera was elected to represent the residents of Miami-Dade County's District 6 on Nov. 8, 2022. District 6 includes the cities of Virginia Gardens, Miami Springs, and West Miami, parts of the cities of Miami, Coral Gables, and Hialeah, as well as sections of unincorporated Miami-Dade County.