Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Wildlife Conservation

  • Agency: Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Wildlife Conservation
  • Address: 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, M.S. 49, Tallahassee, 32399 FL
  • Chief:
Phone: 850-245-2118
Fax: 850-245-2128
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Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Wildlife Conservation is located at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, M.S. 49, Tallahassee, 32399 FL. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Wildlife Conservation phone number is 850-245-2118.

Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Wildlife Conservation News

Through the Recreational Trails Program’s motorized funding opportunity, the Ocala National Forest was awarded a $500,000 grant to assist with the development of 59 miles of motorized trails and supporting trail side facilitates. For more info, visit https://floridadep.gov/lands/land-and-recreation-grants/content/recreational-trails-program.

Tip #4: Can it! Metals are among the most valuable materials in the waste stream and almost all recyclers welcome aluminum and steel. So, recycle your cans! ♻️ www.FloridaRecycles.org #RecyclingTip #FLRecycles

Tip #3: Don't forget about the bathroom! You can recycle these too! ♻️ Learn more at www.FloridaRecycles.org #FLRecycles #RecyclingTip

Tip #2: Plastic bags are a major contamination problem at recycling centers, clogging machinery and shutting down operations for hours at a time. Recycle your plastic bags in designated bins at your local retail store! ♻️ #FLRecycles #RecyclingTip

Follow along with us as we begin 15 days of recycling in celebration of America Recycles Day on November 15! Tip #1: When it comes to recycling, stick to the basics: plastic bottles, jugs, aluminum, steel cans, paper and cardboard! Learn more at ♻️ #FLRecycles

Happy OWL-O-WEEN! 🎃 This #WildlifeWednesday were featuring a bird that sure is a HOOT! The largest owl in Florida, the Great Horned Owl- that can stand up to 2 feet tall! #FLStateParks

The City of Safety Harbor was awarded a $200,000 grant through the Recreational Trails Program to assist with completion of a pedestrian boardwalk system, including trail heads, interpretive signage and a sheltered seating area. For more information on the upcoming grant application cycle, please visit https://floridadep.gov/lands/land-and-recreation-grants/content/recreational-trails-program.

The Recreational Trails Program Advisory Committee will meet this Thursday, November 1st, to host a ceremonial check presentation for projects awarded funding through the 2018-2019 RTP Priority List. This event will be held in tandem with an open forum for motorized stakeholders, and followed by a Committee meeting. For additional information, please visit https://floridadep.gov/lands/land-and-recreation-grants/content/recreational-trails-program.

DEP’s Division of Water Restoration Assistance staff went to Jackson County this week to assess hurricane damage to State Revolving Fund project areas and assist with current and future project planning. To assist communities recovering from the devastating impact of Hurricane Michael, and at the direction of Governor Rick Scott, DEP is offering the suspension of up to $12 million in wastewater and drinking water facility loan repayments and interest accrual for two years. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2z3rYCA

DYK: 58 Florida State Parks have re-opened following Hurricane Michael. Current Florida State Park closures can be found at https://www.floridastateparks.org/StormUpdates .

Staff from DEP's Waste and Water divisions were at the Washington County Emergency Operations Center yesterday to assist with environmental issues following Hurricane Michael. In addition to their environmental assistance, they volunteered to help unload cases of MRE (Meals Ready to Eat). Many of DEP's staff have been deployed to impacted communities, and stand ready to help in any way possible.

DEP Secretary Noah Valenstein and Northwest District Director Shawn Hamilton joined EPA Regional Administrator Trey Glenn in Bay County today. DEP, EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are helping to restore drinking water and wastewater service to communities in Bay County affected by Hurricane Michael.

Yesterday, DEP staff helped support communities impacted by #HurricaneMichael by offering assistance for environmental issues, as well as leading a team of volunteers to Altha and connecting them with the City Manager.

DEP meeting with Blountstown’s City Manager to provide assistance with disaster debris management sites in Calhoun County.

It's time for another contest! DEP’s Florida Geological Survey invites students in grades 6-9 to enter an original piece of writing or art with the theme “Earth as Inspiration” to celebrate Earth Science Week. Rules and entry form available at FloridaDEP.gov/EarthScience

Today, DEP Secretary Noah Valenstein joined FWRI scientists and partners to highlight technology used to research and monitor naturally-occurring red tide.

It's National Estuaries Day! Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve will be celebrating it's 40th anniversary with boat rides, kayak and SUP adventures all day! 🚣

Today, DEP joined MyFWC and Florida Department of Health (DOH) at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium to discuss innovative technologies for response to naturally-occurring red tide. Learn more: https://goo.gl/ybCJLb.

Happy First Day of FALL! 🍂 Celebrate the change of season at a #FLStatePark!

REMINDER: Tomorrow is National Public Lands Day! DEP is joining partners in offering more than 60 statewide events, including beach and trail cleanups, invasive plant removals, native plantings, and informational sessions to promote volunteerism and encourage the preservation of Florida’s natural resources. Find an event near you: https://bit.ly/2MSMBGz. #LoveOurLandsFL

Spend some time in the great outdoors this weekend and participate in a National Public Lands Day event this Saturday, September 22nd! 🍃 Help give back to the lands that give so much to us! #LoveOurLandsFL #FLStateParks #NPLD

#WildlifeWednesday! DID YOU KNOW? When a White-Tailed Deer is alarmed they hold their tail up into the air and wave it back and forth like a white flag in order to warn others! #FLStateParks

It's World Water Monitoring Day! 30% of the nation's water quality data comes from Florida- more than double the next highest state 💧