DEP Provides $75,000 to City of Midway for Wastewater Project

Oct. 30, 2014 ~Funding will help pay for septic tank study in Gadsden County~ A $75,000 grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection allows the city of Midway to survey septic tanks located in three of its neighborhoods. The project will help the city assess the location and severity of septic tank failures in […]

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Florida Celebrates High Sea Turtle Nest Count This Season

Oct. 30, 2014 ~Conservation efforts reduce human impact on sea turtle nesting~ A sea turtle hatchling makes its way to the ocean. Researchers are again seeing a high number of sea turtle nests on Florida’s beaches this year. The number of nests in Florida has increased over the past several years as a result of […]

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Putnam County Receives Funding for St. Johns River Protection

Oct. 30, 2014 ~DEP provides county money to construct central wastewater collection facility~ The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is committing $750,000 to design and construct a centralized wastewater system in East Palatka, which is within Putnam County. The new Putnam County Wastewater Treatment Facility will be able to support approximately 1,200 homes. “We are […]

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DEP to Join Sarasota for Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop

Oct. 30, 2014 ~Event aims to bring together local leaders to discuss responsible economic development~ The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s South District will join Sarasota County for its Ninth Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop on Oct. 29. This year’s workshop, which will focus on growing healthy, resilient and prosperous communities, will be held at the […]

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“Operation Medicine Cabinet” Nets 267 Pounds of Unwanted Meds in Leon County

Oct. 30, 2014 ~More than 100 residents participate in collection event~ More than 250 pounds of medications are being disposed of properly after a successful collection event Saturday. The event took place at Costco in Tallahassee. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Southern Waste Information eXchange, Inc. (SWIX) partnered to put on the “Operation […]

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DEP Commits $1.5 Million to Restoration Project for Ocklawaha River Basin

Oct, 28, 2014 ~Stormwater improvement project reduces pollutants reaching Lake Dora~  The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has committed $1.5 million to the city of Tavares for a stormwater-improvement project to reduce pollutants reaching Lake Dora. The project includes construction that will reroute seven outfalls currently flowing directly into Lake Dora to a stormwater- treatment […]

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DEP Commits $360,000 to Miami Gardens For Protection of Biscayne Bay

Oct. 28, 2014 ~Stormwater improvement project reduces pollutants reaching the bay~ The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is committing $360,000 to the city of Miami Gardens for stormwater system improvements and a retrofit project to reduce pollutants reaching Biscayne Bay. The projects involve the construction of parabolic swales, a French drain system, an exfiltration system […]

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More Than $2 Million in Water System Upgrades Coming to Freeport

Oct. 28, 2014 ~Commercial and residential growth lead to expansion and upgrade of system~ The city of Freeport is experiencing residential and commercial growth and will soon receive upgrades to its water system to meet those demands thanks to a $2,015,345 investment from the state of Florida. “These upgrades coming to Freeport are important to […]

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DEP Provides $500,000 to Pasco County for Water Project

Oct. 28, 2014 ~Funding will help expand public water system serving Lacoochee Community~ A $500,000 grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection allows Pasco County to expand its water services for the Lacoochee Community. The project will upgrade three water-supply wells in the community as well as extend a central water system to areas that […]

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Environmental Mission Reflected in Rookery Bay Reserve Painting Exhibit

Oct. 28, 2014 ~Ninth annual juried exhibit on display at Reserve beginning Nov. 6~ Featuring a central theme of landscape, the Ninth Annual Juried Painting Exhibition debuts at Rookery Bay Reserve on Nov. 6, 2014. The exhibition highlights works of artists from Lee and Collier counties. It is being presented by the Friends of Rookery […]

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DEP Funds Extension of Nearly 2 Miles of Water Main in Jacksonvilla

Oct. 28, 2014 ~DEP partners with city of Jacksonville to transition well users to water mains~ In an effort to encourage commercial development and to improve water service along U.S.1, the city of Jacksonville is constructing water main extensions from Borden Street to Trout River Boulevard. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is providing $100,000 […]

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DEP Provide $200,000 to West Park for Stormwater Project

Oct. 28, 2014 ~Funding will help pay for installation of stormwater-management systems~ A $200,000 grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection allows the city of West Park to install modular stormwater-management systems. The project calls for the city to install precast concrete modular systems in existing retention ponds. The use of these modular systems […]

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DEP Experts to Participate in Annual Southeast Brownfield Conference

Oct. 24, 2014 The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Waste is participating in the first Southeast Brownfields Conference, sponsored by the Florida Brownfields Association, in Orlando next week to share best practices and staff expertise on brownfields redevelopment in Florida. Some of the panel discussions DEP will be providing information for are listed […]

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