The Office of Ecosystem Projects is the lead office responsible for implementation of the Department of Environmental Protection’s responsibilities under the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP), pursuant to Chapter 373.026(8)(b) of the Florida Water Resources Act, Florida Statutes (F.S.). This function involves close coordination with the lead agencies implementing the CERP, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the South Florida Water Management District, as well as with staff from DEP’s South and Southeast district offices. Responsibilities of the Office of Ecosystem Projects include:
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.