WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Brian Mast (FL-18) today released the following statement after Governor Ron DeSantis nominated Ron Bergeron to serve on the South Florida Water Management District Board:

“Having lived his entire life in the Everglades, Ron Bergeron understands the complexities of restoration better than almost anybody. He has a proven track record of not taking crap from anyone in his pursuit of doing what is best for the Everglades – a perspective that is sorely needed on a board that for far too long has operated without any transparency and prioritized special interests above the people of Florida.”