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Ron DeSantis - Protecting Florida Together Executive Order

Environmental Accountability and Transparency

The Office of Environmental Accountability and Transparency was created in 2019 in accordance with the objectives in Governor Ron DeSantis' Executive Order.

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...

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.

Highlands Hammock State Park Trees and Sky

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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