Tag Archives: Florida

Dr. Beach Ranks Four Florida Beaches in Nation’s Top 10

May 29, 2015 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Four Florida beaches are listed among the best in the nation in the annual Top 10 Beach List for 2015: Barefoot Beach in Bonita Springs ranked #2, St. George Island State Park in the Panhandle ranked #3, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park in Key Biscayne ranked #6 and Delnor-Wiggins Pass […]

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DEP Seeks Business Partner for Visitor Services at Fort Clinch State Park

March.11.2015 TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service has released a call for business proposals seeking a service provider at Fort Clinch State Park. Possible services include food and beverage sales, merchandise sales, special events, recreational equipment rentals and more. Last fiscal year, there were 260,205 visitors to Fort Clinch State Park, generating $20,254,996 […]

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Get Outside and Celebrate Florida Hiking Trails Month As You Explore Trails Funded by the Recreational Trails Program

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection invites nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts and people of all ages to experience the beauty and wonder of natural Florida by planning a hiking trip along a Recreational Trails Program-funded trail. As Florida Hiking Trails Month comes to an end, now is the perfect time to get outdoors, enjoy the […]

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Governor Rick Scott Announces $5 Billion Over 20 Years to Restore Everglades

Jan.27.2015 MIAMI, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott proposed a dedicated source of revenue that will provide more than $5 billion for Everglades restoration over the next 20 years as part of his 2015-2016 “KEEP FLORIDA WORKING” budget. If passed by the Legislature, $150 million will go towards Everglades restoration this year. In addition, Governor Scott’s proposed […]

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Working Together to Protect Southwest Florida’s Most Vital Treasure: Water

Jan.23.2015 CHARLOTTE HARBOR – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s South District is partnering with the Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center for the 7th annual Hands Across the Harbor Peace River Bridge Run, Ride or Roll. This event encourages residents to enjoy the natural beauty of the harbor while learning how to protect it.   Hands Across the Harbor […]

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Florida State Parks are Open Thanksgiving Day

November 20, 2014 ~Enjoy Florida’s award-winning state parks with family and friends~  The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service invites you to visit a state park or trail this Thanksgiving Day. While many places across the state will be closed for the fall holiday, most of the 171 Florida state parks and trails […]

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Governor Scott Announces U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Take Up Water Wars Case

Nov. 4, 2014   Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take up Florida’s lawsuit regarding Georgia’s overconsumption of waters that is impacting the Apalachicola Bay region. To view Florida’s lawsuit,click HERE. Governor Scott said, “This is huge news and a major victory for Florida, and marks the first […]

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DEP Provides $75,000 to City of Midway for Wastewater Project

Oct. 30, 2014 ~Funding will help pay for septic tank study in Gadsden County~ A $75,000 grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection allows the city of Midway to survey septic tanks located in three of its neighborhoods. The project will help the city assess the location and severity of septic tank failures in […]

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Florida Celebrates High Sea Turtle Nest Count This Season

Oct. 30, 2014 ~Conservation efforts reduce human impact on sea turtle nesting~ A sea turtle hatchling makes its way to the ocean. Researchers are again seeing a high number of sea turtle nests on Florida’s beaches this year. The number of nests in Florida has increased over the past several years as a result of […]

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DEP Surpasses Goal To Sell $40 Million in Land Sales to Benefit Conservation

Sept. 18, 2014 ~The department sold two correctional facilities to raise funds for conservation purchases~ The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of State Lands has surpassed the goal of selling $40 million of non-conservation land to purchase new, valuable conservation lands. The division finalized the sale of two more state-owned surplus non-conservation lands on Monday, […]

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