With more than 1,000 springs in the state, and perhaps the largest concentration of freshwater springs on Earth, springs are purely and uniquely Florida. Learn about Florida’s springs and what we can do to protect them.
Plastic straws are one of the many single-use plastics that litter beaches, pollute oceans and harm wildlife. To preserve natural resources and keep Florida’s environment free of pollutants, DEP encourages Florida residents and visitors to reduce their plastic use and pledge to “Skip the Straw.”
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.