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  • Air Quality - Learn about ozone and particle pollution levels in Florida.
  • Air Quality, Indoor - Learn about the Florida Clean Indoor Air Act (FCIAA), which was enacted by the Florida Legislature in 1985.
  • Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas - Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas (CAMA) manages 45 sites totaling nearly five million acres of submerged lands.
  • Coastal Management Program - The Florida Coastal Management Program is based on a network of agencies implementing 23 statutes that protect and enhance the state's natural, cultural and economic coastal resources.
  • Coral Reefs - Learn about Florida's many coral reefs.
  • Drinking Water - The Department of Environmental Protection has the primary role of regulating public water systems in Florida.
  • Environmental Education - This program seeks to cultivate and support environmental citizenship: the awareness, understanding, and appreciation of Florida's environment; and the capacity to think critically, and participate constructively in its protection.
  • Environmental Emergencies - The Bureau of Emergency Response responds to situations that represent an imminent hazard to public health, welfare and safety, or the environment, and protects the public safety and the environment through organization of resources.
  • Environmental Permitting - Permit applicants and interested members of the public may access permit applications currently under review within the Department of Environmental Protection.
  • Environmental Protection, Department of - View environmental resources for citizens, educators, businesses, and government.
  • Environmental/Storage Tank Regulation - The Storage Tank Regulation Section is part of the Bureau of Petroleum Storage Systems in the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's (FDEP) Division of Waste Management.
  • Everglades - Spanning the southern tip of the Florida peninsula and most of Florida Bay, Everglades National Park is the only subtropical preserve in North America.
  • Fire and Forest Protection - Check out the latest long-range outlook for wildfire season.
  • Fire Safety Tips - The State Fire Marshal's Office has developed a list of fire safety tips for you and your family.
  • Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission - Learn more about freshwater and saltwater fishing, hunter safety, and manatees.
  • Florida Communities Trust - Florida Communities Trust is a state land acquisition grant program housed at the Florida Department of Community Affairs.
  • Forestry, Division of - The Division protects and manages the forest resources of Florida.
  • Fruit and Vegetables, Division of - The Division of Fruit and Vegetables administers rules that regulate standards, grades and marketing orders for various fruit and vegetable commodities to include citrus, limes, avocados, peanuts and tomatoes.
  • Gas/Petroleum Inspection, Bureau of - The Department regularly conducts inspections of the petroleum distribution system and analyzes samples of petroleum products to ensure that consumers are offered quality products at fair measure.
  • Geological Survey - The Florida Geological Survey (FGS) is the only agency in the State of Florida which collects, stores, interprets, maintains, and publishes geologic and hydrogeologic data from throughout the State.
  • Hiking - Use the map on this site to find hiking trails in Florida.
  • Hydrogeology - Hydrogeology is the study of ground water with emphasis given to its chemistry, modes of movement, and relation to the geologic environment.
  • Invasive Plant Management, Bureau of - The Bureau of Invasive Plant Management is the lead agency in Florida responsible for coordinating and funding two statewide programs controlling invasive aquatic and upland plants on public conservation lands and waterways throughout the state.
  • Kid's Page, Environment - View the Kids Page from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
  • Landscaping for Wildlife - Learn how to landscape to attract and benefit wildlife.
  • Manatees - Save the Manatee Club was started so the public could participate in conservation efforts to save endangered manatees from extinction.
  • MarineQuest - MarineQuest is the annual open house for the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute.
  • Mercury in Marine Fish - In large enough doses, mercury is toxic to mammals, birds, and fish. Mercury can cause severe nerve and brain damage, sight and hearing loss, and birth defects.
  • Mine Reclamation - The environmental resources program provides ecological planning and support for the other mine reclamation programs.
  • Northern Right Whale Program - Get information about this endangered marine mammal or participate in the Adopt A Whale program.
  • Organic and Sustainable Agriculture - Florida Certified Organic Growers & Consumers is a non-profit organization which provides an Organic Certification Program.
  • Pesticide Exposure Surveillance - Find out what you need to know about pesticides and your health.
  • Pollution - The Florida Pollution Prevention Program helps organizations use pollution prevention strategies that maximize production efficiency and minimize waste.
  • Project WILD - Project WILD is an interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education program emphasizing wildlife designed for educators of kindergarten through 12th grade students.
  • Radiation Control, Bureau of - Learn about licensing of those who use radioactive materials and registration of devices such as X-ray machines and high-power lasers.
  • Radon - Read a discussion of radon issues in Florida, view a list of certified radon businesses and individuals, and read guidance, instructions and requirements for facilities required to test for radon.
  • Recycling - The Recycling Program is responsible for monitoring and reporting on recycling and waste reduction programs across the state, as well as providing technical assistance.
  • Sea Turtles - The mission of the program at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is to promote the recovery of threatened and endangered marine turtles through research, management and education.
  • Sewage Programs, Bureau of Onsite - The aim of the Bureau is to protect the public health and environment through a comprehensive onsite sewage program.
  • Smoking, Indoor - Learn about the Florida Clean Indoor Air Act, enacted to protect people from the hazards of second-hand tobacco smoke.
  • Solar Energy - View news releases, publications, and resources concerning solar energy.
  • Solid and Hazardous Waste, Bureau of - The responsibilities of the Bureau include hazardous waste management and regulation, solid waste management, and waste reduction.
  • State Parks - Use this site to keep abreast of all the happenings at Florida State Parks.
  • Trails and Greenways - A list of trails in Florida to be explored by canoe, on foot, or on horseback.
  • Wastewater - Read current wastewater treatment facilities reports.
  • Water Management Districts - The Department of Environmental Protection manages the quality and quantity of water through its relationship with the state's five water management districts and the adoption and implementation of The Florida Water Policy and The Florida Water Plan.
  • Water Resource Management - Water Resource Management Programs are responsible for protecting the quality of Florida drinking water as well as its rivers, lakes and wetlands, and for reclaiming lands after they have been mined for phosphate and other minerals.
  • Waterfowl - Here you can learn about Florida's wetlands, resident waterfowl species, and migratory waterfowl that spend only a portion of the year in Florida's vast wetlands.
  • Wildlife - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission manages fish and wildlife resources for their long-term well-being and the benefit of people.
  • Wildlife Viewing - Find information about 137 wildlife viewing destinations around the state and learn about a selection of the most fascinating wildlife species in Florida.
  • Wildlife Violations - Floridians can report fish and wildlife law violations online.
 
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