Originally published in the North Fort Myers Neighbor on April 4, 2019

With water quality at the forefront of the issues to which Gov. Ron DeSantis has pledged remedy, actions this week continue to follow promises made along the campaign trail.

On Monday, DeSantis announced the appointment of the first-ever State of Florida Chief Science Officer, Dr. Thomas K. Frazer, at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium in West Palm Beach.

John Cassani, The Calusa Waterkeeper, said, “Good to see someone like Dr. Frazer appointed to the Chief Science Officer position. His work with nutrient issues and Gulf Coast rivers in Florida should be helpful toward understanding the harmful algal bloom problem and developing a meaningful management response.”

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