WATER POLICY AND ECOSYSTEMS RESTORATION (Program); WATER POLICY AND ECOSYSTEMS RESTORATIONGovernor's Recommendations
2022-23
Current Year Budget
2021-22
Difference
DollarsPositionsDollarsPositionsDollarsPositions
$604,112,91725.00$504,095,19524.00$100,017,7221.00
 

 
Policy Area:  WATER RESOURCES
Issue:            INCREASE LAND MANAGEMENT - WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICTS - WATER POLICY AND ECOSYSTEMS RESTORATION

Justification
Governor's Recommendations 2022-23
The Governor's Budget Recommendation for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 includes funding for the Northwest Florida Water Management District. Funding will support land management activities throughout District-owned lands. The land management activities include prescribed burns, public access and road management, recreation site management, site restoration and preparation, planting of native trees and other vegetation, invasive plant management, and other typical land management activities. This program has been typically funded by a recurring appropriation of $1 million and restoration-focused District timber revenues collected from sales from the previous year. This funding will offset the district's annual timber revenue losses resulting from Hurricane Michael.