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Photograph of Weeki Wachee River downstream from Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

Environmental Assessment and Restoration

The Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration (DEAR) is charged with monitoring and assessing Florida's surface water and groundwater quality; identifying, verifying and...

Crystal River Preserve State Park - Beautiful still water while looking out over the marsh

Florida Coastal Office

Coordinates the protection of the state’s natural, cultural and economic coastal resources. The Florida Coastal Office manages more than 4 million acres of submerged lands and coastal...

Washington Oaks Gardens State Park - Sea Foam on the Coquina Rocks

Florida Geological Survey

Specializes in geoscience research and assessments to provide high-quality data and interpretations.


General Counsel

Provides legal counsel and represents the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

Pressing Service on Tablet PC and Virtual Screen

Inspector General

Serves as a central point for coordination of and responsibility for activities that promote integrity, accountability and efficiency within DEP.

Highlands Hammock State Park - Looking up through the trees

Intergovernmental Programs

Administers the Florida State Clearinghouse – the state's single point-of-contact for the review of federal projects and federally funded activities.

T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park - Looking out over the marsh

Land and Recreation

Oversees Cabinet affairs, the office of operations, state lands and Florida’s state park system.

Photo Collage showing the preamble of the constitution and the capitol buildings and azaleas in Tallahassee, Florida

Legislative Affairs

Develops legislation and support information, and finds sponsors for legislation. The office also provides legislators and staff with information about the department's programs.


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