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DeSantis Announces New Chief Science Officer, Highlights Funding For Everglades Work

 Gov. Ron DeSantis stood at a podium in the Everglades Tuesday, March 30
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Gov. Ron DeSantis stood at a podium in the Everglades Tuesday, March 30, his back to an excavator that scraped up mounds of the old roadbed that, for the last 90 years, was the Old Tamiami Trail.

Gov. Ron DeSantis stood at a podium in the Everglades Tuesday, his back to an excavator that scraped up mounds of the roadbed that, for the last 90 years, was the Old Tamiami Trail.

He was visiting to highlight the project but also to announce the appointment of his newest Chief Science Officer, Mark Rains, the director of the University of South Florida’s School of Geosciences.

His first appointee to the newly created role, marine scientist Thomas Frazer, quietly left the position earlier this month.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.