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The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the lead agency for environmental management and stewardship, is one of the more diverse agencies in state government - protecting our air, water and land. DEP is divided into three primary areas: Regulatory Programs, Land and Recreation, and Water Policy and Ecosystem Restoration. Florida's environmental priorities include:

  • Developing a consistent and effective regulatory process.
  • Ensuring the quality and quantity of our state’s water resources.
  • Increasing the access to our award-winning state parks.
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Governor Scott's Budget Recommends $1.4 Billion to Protect and Preserve Florida's Environment

Today, Governor Rick Scott highlighted his commitment to protect, preserve and improve Florida’s environment. The Governor's “It’s Your Money Tax Cut Budget” will include support for restoration projects in the Everglades, springs protection improvements, and the purchase of conservation lands. The FY2014/2015 budget places a priority on protecting the health of Florida’s natural resources.

“By proposing more than a billion dollars, Governor Scott recognizes the Department’s commitment to preserving the environment through sound science,” said Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Herschel T. Vinyard Jr. “This significant funding will ensure the Department’s ability to continue to safeguard and protect the state’s natural resources.”

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Governor Scott Announces Almost $16 Million Investment for Coast to Coast Connector Project

Governor Rick Scott today announced the 11 new projects that will be funded this year to help advance the Coast to Coast Connector, which will provide a safe and continuous multi-use trail from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic. The Department of Transportation will invest $15.9 million to complete 11 phases of separate trail segments in nine counties. This new funding is in addition to the more than $26 million that has already been invested by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for the Connector project over the next five years...more

 

Last updated: December 22, 2014

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