DEP’s Northwest District to Host Real Estate Focused Open House

Thinking about buying a piece of property? The Florida Department of Environmental Protection can help you make an informed decision. The department has a wealth of information about wetlands, waterfront property, docks and marinas, lift stations, asbestos, site contamination and more. The department’s Northwest District Office in Pensacola can answer questions about state permitting requirements, […]

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DEP Celebrates Groundbreaking on New Campground in Flagler Beach

Oct. 17, 2014 ~More than 30 RV sites to be added to popular recreation area~  Today the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Florida Park Service broke ground during a ceremony to celebrate the construction of a 34-site campground at Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach. “More access to state parks […]

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DEP and Plant City Commit $700,000 to Restoration of Hillsborough River Basin

Oct. 17, 2014 ~Stormwater system improvements reduce pollutants and protect Mill Creek ~ The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has partnered with Plant City to commit $700,000 for a restoration project to reduce the pollutants reaching Mill Creek and ultimately the Hillsborough River. The project includes construction of underground piping that would convey stormwater runoff […]

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More Than $2 Million Committed to Restoration Project for Charlotte Harbor and Peace River Estuaries

Oct. 17, 2014 ~DEP partners with Charlotte County Utilities to improve stormwater infrastructure and water quality~ The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has awarded Charlotte County Utilities more than $2 million for a stormwater system improvement project to benefit both the Charlotte Harbor and Peace River Estuaries. The project is expected to significantly reduce nutrient […]

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DEP Commits More Than $390,000 for Restoration of Orange Creek Basin

Oct. 17, 2014 ~Wetland restoration project to improve water quality for Tumblin Creek ~ The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is partnering with the city of Gainesville for a restoration project to benefit Tumblin Creek and the Orange Creek Basin. The department is committing more than $390,000 to allow flow from Tumblin Creek to rehydrate adjacent forested wetlands […]

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DEP Provides $300,000 to Miami Lakes for Stormwater-Drainage Project

Oct. 16, 2014 ~Funding will help protect Biscayne Bay from excess nutrients~ A $300,000 grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection allows the town of Miami Lakes to help pay for a stormwater project that will help ease drainage issues in Miami-Dade County. The funding, which is being matched with $300,000 from Miami Lakes, will […]

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Umatilla Water Treatment Plant to Receive Nearly $700,000 in Improvements

Oct. 16, 2014 ~Funding will safeguard water source for fire protection~ The Umatilla Water Treatment Plant will soon receive a host of upgrades thanks to a $677,050 grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The upgrades are part of the city’s long-term capital improvement comprehensive work plan to ensure the potable-water needs of the […]

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Gulfport Receives Financial Aid From DEP to Replace Culvert

Oct. 16, 2014 ~Stormwater infrastructure improvements to aid in water-quality protection~ The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has teamed up with the city of Gulfport to fund the replacement of stormwater pipes. This project will provide a long-term solution to failed pipelines that the city temporarily fixed recently. “This project is critical to ensuring the […]

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Umatilla Receives $4 Million to Replace City-Wide Water Mains

Oct. 16, 2014 ~Funding crucial to upgrade aging infrastructure~ Umatilla will soon begin a city-wide project to replace all water mains thanks to a $4 million investment from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The majority of piping being replaced is between 30 and 60 years old. “Senator Hays made it very clear to us […]

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DEP Partners with Fort Myers to Commit $1.7 Million for Restoration of the Caloosahatchee River

Oct. 16, 2014 ~Stormwater project reduces the pollutants reaching the Caloosahatchee ~ The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has partnered with the city of Fort Myers for a restoration project to reduce pollutants reaching the Carrell Canal and ultimately the Caloosahatchee River. The department is committing $840,000 and the city is providing matching funds in […]

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ST. Augustine Municipal Marina Receives Clean and Resilient Marina Designation

Oct. 16, 2014 ~Marina demonstrates not only best practices, but also emergency preparedness~ The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Clean and Resilient Marina Initiative is proud to honor City of St. Augustine Municipal Marina as DEP’s second Clean and Resilient Marina in the state. This facility is also the first municipal marina to earn the […]

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Clara White Mission Partners with Private Sector, DEP to Help Those in Need

Oct. 16, 2014 ~Donation enables mission to feed the homeless and teach valuable agricultural skills~ Pictured from left to right: Dan MacDonald, Councilwoman Denise Lee’s Executive Assistant; Doug Whitehead, Republic Services; DEP Secretary Herschel T. Vinyard Jr.; Aaron Zahn, President and CEO of BCR Environmental; and Ju’Coby Pittman, President and CEO of Clara White Mission. For […]

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DEP Funds Phase One of Lynn Haven Water Meter Refresh

Oct. 16, 2014 ~Grant will replace more than 550 outdated water meters~ The city of Lynn Haven in Bay County will soon install 554 new water meters thanks to a grant of more than $90,000 from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The grant will fund phase one of a two-phase initiative to replace 1,108 […]

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