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Statement from DEP Secretary Herschel T. Vinyard Jr. Regarding Governor Rick Scott’s Signing of Numeric Nutrient Standards Ratification Bill

“Governor Rick Scott signed legislation today that supports Florida moving forward with setting numeric nutrient standards for our waterbodies, by presenting our rules for to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for final approval. A healthy environment depends on getting Florida’s water right, in terms of both water supply and water quality. No one knows […]

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DEP’s GTM NERR Celebrates Research, Conservation and Education – Dec. 2, 2011

PONTE VEDRA BEACH- Florida Department of Environmental Protection invited the public to attend the annual Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve State of the Reserve conference. The conference is an annual event that showcases the reserve’s current and ongoing research programs. Presentations led by researchers took place throughout the afternoon, and informative posters were displayed […]

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Florida’s Ranchlands Help to Preserve Landscapes, Protect and Improve Waters – Nov. 29, 2011

OKEECHOBEE, Fla. — Leaders of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the South Florida Water Management District and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services marked the expansion of an innovative, cost-saving land management strategy with the signing of partnership agreements with eight Florida ranchers. Water managers are collaborating with landowners to achieve water […]

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DEP Announces Winners at Third Annual Florida Green Schools Awards Ceremony and Banquet – Nov. 11, 2011

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Office of Environmental Education (OEE) recently announced the five state winners of the 2011 Florida Green School Awards. The Florida Green School Awards Program is a partnership between DEP, the Department of Education, Florida’s Foundation and the Sustainable Florida Program. “I applaud the winners of the […]

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