DEP and City of Tallahassee Commit More Than $350,000 to Pollution Awareness

Sep. 2, 2014 ~TAPP program encourages residents to manage their personal environmental impact ~ The Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the city of Tallahassee have committed more than $350,000 to a comprehensive outreach campaign to support the city’s Think About Personal Pollution (TAPP) program. This program was developed to educate residents on practices that […]

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DEP Awards $10 Million for Critical Indian River Lagoon Restoration

~Up to 350,000 cubic yards of muck to be removed from Indian River Lagoon~ The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) awarded $10 million in grant funding to Brevard County today for the removal of up to 350,000 cubic yards of muck in the Indian River Lagoon and its tributaries. The project is a priority […]

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Bay County Receives DEP Grants for Water Quality Improvement Projects

Sep. 2, 2014 ~Projects aid in stormwater runoff management~ The newly constructed Spring Avenue Stormwater Facility in Bay County features new landscaping and a walking path. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection awarded more than $1.5 million in grants for the construction of two water quality improvement projects in Bay County. Bay County Public Works […]

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DEP Provides Hazardous Waste Training at National Conference

Sep. 2, 2014 ~Training benefits Florida’s environment by educating handlers and managers of hazardous materials statewide~ This week, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection participated in the North American Hazardous Materials Management Association’s (NAHMMA) 29thannual conference held in Lake Buena Vista. Several DEP staff members provided training to approximately 200attendees involved in the handling or […]

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DEP Participates in Joint Regulators Meeting

Sep. 2, 2014 ~Multiple agencies meet to increase efficiencies and communication~ State agencies are collaborating to help make finding services easier for Florida residents.The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Central District participated in a joint regulators meeting hosted by the Florida Department of Health’s Orange County office Tuesday.The goal of the meeting was to improve […]

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DEP Hosts Public Meeting to Develop Restoration Goals for Lake Talquin

Sep. 2, 2014 The Florida Department of Environmental Protection held a public meeting today to further the development of water quality restoration goals for Lake Talquin. The restoration goals will address an excess amount of nutrients and an insufficient amount of dissolved oxygen in the lake. “Lake Talquin is a valuable natural resource for the […]

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DEP Secretary Approves Acquisition of Six Greenway and Trail Projects

Sep. 2, 2014 Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Herschel T. Vinyard Jr. has approved six acquisition projects that close key trail gaps in the Florida Greenways and Trails Priority System. Funding for the projects will come from the department’sFlorida Forever funding to the Office of Greenways and Trails. “These projects will enhance recreational opportunities […]

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DEP Awards $10 Million for Critical Indian River Lagoon Restoration

Aug. 22, 2014 The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) awarded $10 million in grant funding to Brevard County today for the removal of up to 350,000 cubic yards of muck in the Indian River Lagoon and its tributaries. The project is a priority of Governor Scott and members of the Florida Legislature who appropriated […]

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Bay County Receives DEP Grants for Water Quality Improvement Projects

Aug. 21, 2014  The Florida Department of Environmental Protection awarded more than $1.5 million in grants for the construction of two water quality improvement projects in Bay County. Bay County Public Works department, in partnership with DEP, completed construction on the Spring Avenue Stormwater Facility earlier this month. The department awarded $775,000 in grant funding […]

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Rescued Florida Panther Kitten Moves to New Residence at Wildlife Park

Aug. 21, 2014 The Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Florida Park Service today celebrated Yuma, a Florida panther kitten, and his move to his permanent habitat at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. They were joined by officials from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation […]

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650-Acres of Conservation Land Approved for Acquisition by ARC

Aug. 15, 2014 Today the Acquisition and Restoration Council (ARC) voted to amend the existing boundary line of the Charlotte Harbor Flatwoods Florida Forever Project to include Bond Ranch, a 650-acre parcel. This step enables the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of State Lands to move forward with the acquisition of the parcel. Acquisition […]

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Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve Management Plan Approved by Acquisition and Restoration Council

Aug. 15, 2014 The Acquisition and Restoration Council today approved the 10-year management plan for Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve located in Lee County and encompassing 11,000 acres of exceptionally beautiful sovereign submerged lands. The Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve Management Plan, which was last updated in 2004, characterizes each of its issues and delineates unique goals, […]

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More Than $11 Million Supports Construction Projects at State Parks and Trails

Aug. 14, 2014 During the past 10 months, state parks and trails across the state of Florida have received both major and minor upgrades. The improvements not only make the sites more convenient for tourists, but many also increase accessibility for people with disabilities. “Our parks and trails offer the chance for Florida residents and […]

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