RECREATION AND PARKS (Program); COASTAL AND AQUATIC MANAGED AREASGovernor's Recommendations
2022-23
Current Year Budget
2021-22
Difference
DollarsPositionsDollarsPositionsDollarsPositions
$146,541,935215.00$75,280,974124.00$71,260,96191.00
 

 
Policy Area:  LAND RESOURCES
Issue:            OPERATING COST - AQUATIC PRESERVE CONTINUOUS WATER QUALITY MONITORING

Justification
Governor's Recommendations 2022-23
The Governor's Budget Recommendation for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 includes funding to implement approved Management Plan goals, objectives, and strategies pertaining to continuous water quality monitoring for the 42 Aquatic Preserves within the Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection. This funding will ensure continued operations of 11 of the 21 existing water quality stations throughout the state and re-establish monitoring for an additional 4 of the 21 historic stations statewide. Data obtained from this water quality initiative will guide restoration efforts for improving water quality, assist management of wildlife and fish habitat, and support recreational and commercial use in Florida's aquatic preserves.