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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DEP Provides $250,000 to Clearwater for Wastewater Project

Oct. 24, 2014 ~Funding will help expand sanitary sewer service in Pinellas County~ A $250,000 grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection will help the city of Clearwater expand its sanitary sewer system to help protect local waterbodies. The project calls for the installation of approximately 5,800 linear feet of gravity sanitary sewer systems, […]

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More than $182,000 Committed to Restoration of the St. Lucie River

Oct. 24, 2014 ~DEP partners with St. Lucie West Services District to improve stormwater system~ The Florida Department of Environmental Protection awarded St. Lucie West Services District $182,000 for stormwater treatment improvements that will ultimately reduce pollutants reaching the St. Lucie River. The project is expected to reduce total phosphorous by 11 percent and total […]

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Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves Postpone ‘Paddle Out!’ Event

Oct. 24, 2014 The threat of inclement weather is forcing the Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves to postpone its “Paddle Out! Biscayne Bay” event originally scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 25. The event, which will now take place Jan. 10, 2015, is part of the Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves’ 40th anniversary celebration. For more information, please email […]

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DEP Commits $425,000 to Help Restore Biscayne Bay

Oct. 24, 2014 ~Stormwater improvement project protects water quality for Biscayne Bay~ The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has committed $425,000 to the city of Aventura for a restoration project to reduce pollutants reaching the northern portion of Biscayne Bay. The project will connect two storm sewer networks to reduce flooding in the area and […]

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DEP Provides $300,000 to Town of Medley for Drainage Projects

Oct. 23, 2014 ~Funding will help address stormwater runoff in Miami-Dade County~ A $300,000 grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection allows the town of Medley to begin work on a project that will address drainage issues in Miami-Dade County. The funding will pay for upgrades to an outdated drainage system by installing storm […]

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Florida’s Award-Winning State Parks and Trails Continue Record-Breaking Success

Oct. 23, 2014 Today, Governor Scott announced that more than 27.1 million people visited Florida’s state parks and trails between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014, generating nearly $2.1 billion in direct economic impact. In the year following the state parks system winning a third National Gold Medal in Excellence, record-breaking numbers of visitors […]

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DEP Provides $115,000 to Indian River Isles for Sediment Removal Project to Benefit Indian River Lagoon

Oct. 23, 2014 ~Funding will reduce nutrient input on the lagoon and improve water quality~ A $115,000 grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection will provide funding for Brevard County to complete a sediment removal project for a canal in the town of Indian River Isles that will help reduce harmful nutrient input into […]

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Bushnell Sumterville Water Plant to Receive $400,000 in Upgrades

Oct. 23, 2014 ~Upgrades will allow for greater pressure to keep distribution system operable~ A $400,000 grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection allows the city of Bushnell to expand the capacity of the Bushnell Sumterville water treatment plant in Sumter County. The project will increase the water pressure at the plant, which provides […]

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Flood Relief and Wastewater Improvements Funded for Leon County

Oct. 23, 2014 ~DEP provides $425,000 for two projects~ Leon County is receiving $425,000 in funding from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for two water projects that will provide wastewater improvements and flood relief. The first project will consist of surveying topography and utility use in the Woodside Heights subdivision, which is located in […]

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DEP Commits $700,000 to Fort Lauderdale for Stormwater and Flood Control

Oct. 23, 2014 ~Project protects residents from flooding and reduces pollutants reaching the Atlantic~ The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has committed $700,000 to the city of Fort Lauderdale for a project to enhance stormwater and flood control in the Las Olas Isles, Venice Isle and Rio Vista neighborhoods. The project includes the installation of […]

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$1 Million Investment in Maccleny to Benefit Little St. Mary’s River

Oct. 23, 2014 ~Aging wastewater system infrastructure to be replaced in Baker County~ Much of the city of Macclenny’s wastewater system is more than 50 years old and consists of old vitrified clay and some cast-iron pipe. It will soon be replaced thanks to a $1 million investment from the state of Florida. “This wastewater […]

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DEP Provides $1 Million to Miami Lakes for Shoreline Stabilization Project

Oct. 23, 2014 ~Funding will help protect South Florida canals and infrastructure~ A $1 million grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to the town of Miami Lakes will fund a canal stabilization project along approximately 3,000 linear feet of the Golden Glades and Peter’s Pike canals. The project is intended to minimize erosion of […]

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