Legacy Harbour Marina Receives Clean and Resilient Marina Recognition

April.22.2015 FORT MYERS – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is pleased to recognize Legacy Harbour Marina as a Clean and Resilient Marina. As part of the successful Clean Marina Program, this designation represents the marina’s additional commitment to environmentally responsible practices and emergency preparedness. DEP presented Legacy Harbour Marina, the eighth marina in the state to […]

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Celebrate Earth Day in Tallahassee at The Healthy Communities Festival

April.21.2015 TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection joins the city of Tallahassee and Leon County Government on Saturday, April 25 to host the Tallahassee Healthy Communities Festival, a free, family friendly event celebrating Earth Day. Featuring a fun run/walk, exhibitor booths, live entertainment, educational demonstrations and food vendors, the festival will share sustainable practices […]

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DEP Announces Earth Day Poster Contest Winners

April.21.2015 PENSACOLA – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Northwest District is proud to announce the winners of the 2015 Earth Day Poster Contest. In celebration of Earth Day, the department invited fourth and fifth grade students from Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties to creatively illustrate the importance of protecting Florida’s beautiful natural environment: air, […]

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DEP Announces Bay County Earth Day Poster Contest Winner

April.21.2015 PANAMA CITY – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Northwest District is proud to announce that Amiya Baker, a fourth grade student at Cedar Grove Elementary, won first place in the 2015 Earth Day Poster Contest for Bay County. In celebration of Earth Day, the department invited fourth and fifth grade students from Bay County to […]

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Aquatic Preserve Volunteers Contribute to Comprehensive Water Monitoring of Charlotte Harbor

April.20.2015 PUNTA GORDA – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection recognized the contribution by members of the Charlotte Harbor Estuaries Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Network at an appreciation event on April 18. Since 1996, this network of 80 volunteers has donated more than 55,125 hours to the state of Florida monitoring water quality in six aquatic preserves, […]

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DEP Recognizes Clearwater Harbor Marina as a Clean and Resilient Marina

April.17.2015 CLEARWATER – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has recognized the Clearwater Harbor Marina for its designation as a Clean and Resilient Marina. As part of the successful Clean Marina Program, this designation represents the marina’s additional commitments to environmentally responsible practices and emergency preparedness. DEP presented Clearwater Harbor Marina, the 9th marina in […]

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DEP Hosts Indian River Lagoon Restoration Plan Meeting

April.16.2015 TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection invites stakeholders – government representatives, scientists, environmental organizations, agricultural operators, area residents and others – to attend a technical meeting to discuss the restoration plan being implemented for Indian River Lagoon. The meeting’s purpose is to track assessments of the lagoon’s biological health based on seagrass populations and […]

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Five Recreational Trail Projects to Begin

April.16.2015 TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Recreational Trails Program announces that contracts have been executed and work can begin to develop and renovate trails around the state. “These projects help communities meet the needs of both land and water trail enthusiasts, build on previous investments and develop new facilities,” said Bryan Bradner, acting […]

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Nature Play Prescription Program Expands to Reach More Floridians

April.16.2015 TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Health, Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Get Outdoors Florida! are proud to announce the 2015 renewal and expansion of the Nature Play “Prescription” Program. Created in 2014, the program was designed to increase healthy activity for children and their families through access to Florida’s award winning state parks. “Nature […]

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Statewide Earth Day Events

April.16.2015 The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is participating in each of the following events: Central Florida: Discover Wekiva Rock Springs at Run State Reserve. Saturday, April 18. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Earth Day Recycle Crafts at Lake Kissimmee State Park. Saturday, April 18. 11 a.m. – Noon. Environmental Roundtable with the UCF School […]

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Rookery Bay Reserve and Audubon Partner to Protect Shorebirds

April.14.2015 NAPLES – Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve manages 40 percent of Collier County’s coastline, which serves as crucial habitat for many species of migratory and nesting birds. Rookery Bay Reserve, in partnership with Audubon Florida and Audubon of the Western Everglades, is pleased to welcome new Shorebird Monitoring and Stewardship Project Manager Adam DiNuovo. […]

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DEP Expands Visitor Services at John U. Lloyd Beach State Park

April.7.2015 HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service is pleased to announce that BG John U. Lloyd, LLC, the new concessionaire at John U. Lloyd Beach State Park, is offering food, beverages and ice at the newly-named Whiskey Creek Hideout restaurant. By July 2015, BG John U. Lloyd, LLC plans to […]

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Governor Rick Scott Appoints Brian Smith to Florida Greenways & Trails Council

April.7.2015 TALLAHASSEE – Yesterday, Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointment of Brian Smith to the Florida Greenways & Trails Council. Smith, 72, of Ozona, is a former planning director for Pinellas County. He is reappointed for a term beginning April 6, 2015, and ending Jan. 23, 2017. The Florida Greenways and Trails Council was established to advise […]

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