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Ron DeSantis environmental transition team to meet today at FSU

Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis’ transition committee on the environment and agriculture will meet Monday afternoon at Florida State University.

The Transition Advisory Committee on the Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture, headed by Congressman Brian Mast, a Palm City Republican, is comprised of more than 40 state leaders, executives and policy experts.

The meeting begins at 1 p.m. in the Turnbull Conference Center.

Members of the Transition Advisory Committee on the Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture features Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Noah Valenstein and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation commissioners Chairman Josh Kellam, Bo Rivard and Michael Sole, who is a former DEP secretary now working as vice president of environmental services at Juno Beach-based NextEra Energy.

Others on the committee include: Brittany Perkins Castillo, CEO of Ashbritt Environmental; Ron Bergeron, former FWC commissioner; Tracy Duda Chapman, senior vice president and general counsel for A. Duda & Sons; Erik Eikenberg, CEO of the Everglades Foundation; Steve Kelly, manager of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company; former Senate President Joe Negron; former state Rep. Jake Raburn; Nick Wiley, chief conservation officer of Ducks Unlimited; and Matt Jordan, general manager of Tampa Bay Water.

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