Florida Governor addresses environmental concerns at UF

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) -- Governor Ron DeSantis told reporters, Tuesday, his office and the Department of Environmental Protection are on track to fulfilling his campaign promises.

He spoke on a variety of topics, including red tide and blue-green algae.

"We want to be informed about what works on this stuff. Red tide, what's causing it? Blue-green algae, what can you do? Coastal resiliency, springs, coral reefs, all these different things," said Governor DeSantis.

Also in attendance was D.E.P. Secretary Noah Valenstein and Chief Science Officer Dr. Thomas Frazier. Both offered their expertise on the matters at hand.

"I think the D.E.P. Has done a good job with this," said the Governor. "we've just got to keep the momentum going and so we want an environment that Floridians can be proud of."

Dr. Frazier is known for his work on water resources.

DeSantis' address was held at Steinmetz Hall on the University of Florida campus. It was not open to the public.