Tag Archives: wetlands

DEP Commits $90,000 to Restoration of the St. Lucie Estuary

November 13, 2014 ~DEP partners with the city of Stuart to restore wetlands and improve water quality~ The Department of Environmental Protection awarded the city of Stuart $90,000 for a wetland restoration project that will reduce the amount of nutrients reaching the St. Lucie Estuary. The project is expected to reduce total phosphorous by almost […]

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Master Deadhead Logging Certification Course to be Held in Pensacola

Nov. 6, 2014 ~Workshop will inform about retrieving pre-cut submerged timbers from Florida’s waterways~ The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Northwest District will offer a free deadhead logging certification course in Pensacola on Nov.7. The course will inform about department rules, project requirements and expectations as well as the permitting process associated with the DEP’s […]

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Florida Commits More Than $2.7 Million to Improve Water Quality

Sept. 25, 2104 ~DEP, SJRWMD and St. Johns County commit to reduce pollutants reaching St. Johns River~ The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has partnered with the St. Johns River Water Management District and St. Johns County to commit more than $2.7 million to a project to reduce nutrient pollution in runoff reaching the Lower St. Johns […]

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Department Completes Statewide Rulemaking to Protect Surface Waters, Wetlands

TALLAHASSEE – A more than yearlong rulemaking process to provide more consistency for environmental resource permitting, which affects surface waters and wetlands, goes into effect today. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Florida’s five water management districts previously used at least five different versions of the rules, which regulate permits designed to regulate activities […]

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Wetlands Restoration Project to Benefit Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

GAINESVILLE – Today, Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Herschel T. Vinyard, Jr. joined Florida State Senator Rob Bradley and other state and local officials for the groundbreaking of an important regional water quality restoration project. The Paynes Prairie Sheetflow Restoration Project represents a $26 million investment to create 125 acres of new wetlands and […]

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Mitigation Bank

Response to Tampa Bay Times’ Coverage of Mitigation Banking: On May 28, the Tampa Bay Times ran an article about the state’s mitigation bank program that accused the department of bending the state’s environmental rules, suspending an employee because she refused to issue a permit and failing to protect the environment. Nothing could be further […]

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