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This photo shows the preamble of the constitution and the capitol buildings and azaleas in Tallahass

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.

View from the top of the stairs at Devil's Milhopper Geological State Park

Northeast District

Jurisdiction: Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Flagler, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, Suwannee Taylor and Union counties.

Highlands Hammock State Park - Looking up through the trees

Northwest District

Jurisdiction: Bay, Calhoun, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Wakulla, Walton and Washington counties.

An aerial view of a salt marsh at Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve

Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection

Coordinates the protection of the state’s natural, cultural and economic coastal resources, and manages more than 5.3 million acres of submerged lands and coastal uplands.

Water color of Palm Beach, aerial view of Florida

Office of Sustainable Initiatives

Voluntary, non-regulatory programs that promote sustainability in Florida businesses, schools and homes.

Honeymoon Island State Park - Blue Skies & White Sands on the beach

Office of the Secretary

The Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is responsible for planning, directing and coordinating all activities and duties vested in DEP.

Sand dunes at Anastasia State Park

Recreation and Parks

Explore Florida's 175 state parks, state trails and historic sites that span nearly 800,000 acres and 100 miles of sandy white beach at

Little Talbot Island State Park - Sunrise at the beach

Regulatory Programs

Oversees DEP’s district offices and regulatory divisions – Air Resource Management, Water Resource Management and Waste Management.


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