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DEP Hosts Silver Springs Restoration Plan Workshop

July 20, 2015 OCALA, Fla. – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is hosting a public meeting on July 23 to discuss the water-quality restoration plan for Silver Springs. DEP representatives will review the draft restoration plan and provide an update of the identified nitrogen sources, proposed water-quality restoration projects and ongoing water-quality monitoring efforts. “The department […]

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GTM Research Reserve Completes Oyster Reef Relocation Project

July 17, 2015 PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – The Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTM Research Reserve) partnered with the city of St. Augustine, Flagler College, Northeast Florida Aquatic Preserves and volunteers to relocate oysters from a small area on Salt Run to create a non-motorized watercraft access at Sailboat Beach. The oysters were moved north and […]

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Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves Continues “Bayologist” Camp

March.31.2015 MIAMI – Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves’ five-day “Bayologist” camp teaches children the importance of the bay to plant and animal inhabitants. Through classroom and field activities and on-the-water experiences, children learn about Biscayne Bay’s unique ecosystems, species identification and the importance of clean water conditions. Campers enjoyed boating trips, which included a visit to mangrove forests […]

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GOV. Scott: Tamiami Trail Project Will Help Move Water South

March.17.2015 TALLAHASSEE – Governor Scott today announced that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection recently issued a permit to the Department of Interior’s National Park Service, Everglades National Park, for the construction of 2.6 miles of bridging and road raising along the Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41) in Miami-Dade County. The project will deconstruct a section of the […]

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DEP Awards $58 Million in Loans to Orange County for Expansion of Water Reclamation Facility

March.17.2015 TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) is providing an additional $30 million loan to Orange County, bringing the total to more than $58 million, to expand its Eastern Water Reclamation Facility. “Projects like these are important to supporting our state’s growing economy and protecting our water resources by reducing wasted […]

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DEP Awards $58 Million in Loans to Orange County for Expansion of Water Reclamation Facility

March 17, 2015 TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) is providing an additional $30 million loan to Orange County, bringing the total to more than $58 million, to expand its Eastern Water Reclamation Facility. “Projects like these are important to supporting our state’s growing economy and protecting our water resources by […]

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DEP Awards more than $71 Million to Cape coral for Wastewater Infrastructure Updates

March 16, 2015   TALLAHASSEE – This week the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund disbursed an additional $14,261,486 to Cape Coral, bringing the total project loans to $71 million, to enable the city to expand its potable water, sanitary sewer and irrigation water infrastructure to meet future demands of its growing community. […]

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DEP Presents 2014 Plant Excellence Award to Northeast Florida Drinking Water Facility Operator

Feb.17.2015 LAKE CITY – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection today presented the 2014 Plant Operations Excellence Award to a northeast Florida drinking water facility at the annual “Focus On Change” Seminar. The drinking water facility award recipient was the city of Palm Coast Water System. “Drinking water and wastewater plant operators hold critical, important and consequential positions that year […]

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Ruling Advances Restoration of the Lowersanta Fe and Ichetucknee Rivers and 16 Associated Springs

Feb.13.2015 TALLAHASSEE – Today, Administrative Law Judge Bram Cantor issued a ruling upholding the validity of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s proposed rules setting limits to protect and restore water flows in the Lower Santa Fe River, Ichetucknee River and associated priority springs. This action sets critical Minimum Flows and Levels (MFLs) establishing expectations for […]

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DEP Holds Meeting to Develop Restoration Goals for Lake Tallavana

Feb.12.2015 HAVANA – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection held a public meeting last night to further the development of water quality restoration goals for Lake Tallavana. The restoration goals will address an excess amount of nutrients, termed nutrient pollution, in the lake. “Lake Tallavana is an important natural resource for the community,” said Tom Frick, director of […]

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