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For Immediate Release:
December 01, 2022
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Commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins applauds additional funding for Biscayne Bay Water Quality Projects

MIAMI-DADE – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced $22.7 million to support water quality improvements through the Biscayne Bay Grant Program. This includes $14.5 million to Miami-Dade County for water quality characterization and pollution reduction projects, along with over $8 million to other municipalities within the County, including $700,000 awarded to the Town of Cutler Bay for wetland restoration. Miami-Dade County Commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins released the following statement regarding the substantial funding:

“Governor DeSantis has again made it very clear that Biscayne Bay is a priority for his administration,” stated Commissioner Cohen Higgins. “Biscayne Bay is one of Florida’s most treasured resources and by prioritizing the Bay we ensure Florida’s future.”

As Chairwoman for the County’s Biscayne Bay Watershed Management Advisory Board and member of the State’s Biscayne Bay Commission, Commissioner Cohen Higgins remains diligent in protecting and preserving one of Miami-Dade County’s precious resources, Biscayne Bay.

Commissioner Cohen Higgins affirmed, “These types of grants from the State help us as a County take the necessary steps forward to stay on track of our Reasonable Assurance Plan development that will further reduce nutrient pollution entering our Bay and help prevent future fish kills.”