TALLAHASSEE — Miss Florida 2011 Kristina Janolo will speak about restoring the Everglades during a meeting this morning with Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet.
“Water is a basic, necessary substance for life. It is part of everything we drink and eat. We cannot find an alternative to water,” Janolo wrote in a recent column for Orlando Sentinel. “That is one of the reasons that as Miss Florida 2011, I will compete for Miss America by talking about water issues -- the need to develop water-friendly policies, and oppose any effort to diminish our fragile Everglades ecosystem.”
Janolo, 24, is from Kissimmee and is a marketing major at the University of Central Florida. Janolo will represent the Sunshine State in the 2012 Miss America pageant.
“Tomorrow, I will urge Governor Scott and the Florida Cabinet to secure the water supply for 7 million Floridians by moving Everglades Restoration forward.” Janolo said Monday.
She recently traveled to Washington, D.C., where she met with members of Florida’s congressional delegation to discuss Everglades issues.
To watch Miss Florida's presentation to Gov. Scott and the Cabinet, go live at 9 a.m. to http://cabinet.myflorida.com/live.html