The Deering Estate Foundation was Presented with the ceremonial $200K check for Capital Improvements on Thursday, August 15, . Success in Tallahassee brings our tax dollars back to our community. Information below taken from the Deering release.
The Deering Estate Foundation hosted Lt. Governor Jeanette Nuñez and other invited guests for a presentation of a State of Florida legislative appropriation of $200,000 to begin the renovation of a 10,700 sq. ft. field study research center. When completed, the facility will provide temporary living quarters for up to 14 researchers as well as house an archival library and a field staff office for the Deering Estate and The Deering Estate Foundation.
For years, researchers have studied the unique ecological, geological, and archaeological features on the 450-acre Deering Estate property, which is a historic park and natural preserve owned by the State and operated by Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces. These funds start the process of increasing the research capacity and retaining a library of the findings.
Rep. Vance Aloupis and Senator Jose Javier Rodriguez championed a funding request that was approved in 2019, which will expand the reputation of the Deering Estate as a significant research site.