The safety and welfare of our employees and the public we serve are of top priority to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). DEP continues to take proactive measures and preventative actions to protect visitors, staff and volunteers as COVID-19 continues to be monitored.
Additionally, due to travel restrictions of state employees, DEP has cancelled the ARC public hearing scheduled on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 6 p.m. in the Town of Lake Placid, FL. Decisions on rescheduling will be made at a future date.
The preliminary evaluation for the projects is available on the ARC webpage. DEP welcomes your comments on the proposed projects for Florida Forever 2020 Cycle 1 through the following channels:
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.