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Seminole education, springs projects land millions in state budget

Educational institutions and environmental projects in Seminole County scored wins in the state budget.

Rep. Doug Bankson, an Apopka Republican, pointed to millions in environmental funding, including $5 million for Lake Apopka restoration and $2.5 million for Apopka Wekiva Springs Region Aquifer Recharge and Flood Protection.

“I’m proud of the good work that was done to ensure we take care of our communities and optimistic these important projects will meet with the Governor’s approval,” he said.

“There were many good issues we were able to address from Lake Apopka funding, Wekiva aquifer funding, trail system completion project, and the Seminole County Sheriff computer-aided design program. All these will have great impact not only for my district but a regional and statewide impact as well.”

Bankson pushed for $2 million for regional trail connections in Apopka that made the budget. He also cheered the inclusion of $640,000 for Orange County/West Orange Trail Phase 4 Sidewalk Connector.