These maps are available from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Go to the USGS homepage and click “Publications.”
5. What is the lowest point in Florida?
The lowest point that is naturally exposed in Florida is sea level.
6. What is the highest point in Florida?
The highest point in Florida is 345 feet above sea level. It is located on Britton Hill, south of Lakewood in Walton County.
7. Can a geologist look at a rock or fossil I have found and identify it for me?
Yes, you may personally bring the specimen to our facility at 3000 Commonwealth Blvd., Tallahassee, or email us a clear photograph of the specimen. Please contact us before you plan to visit because staff availability varies due to fieldwork. You may also send us a sample for examination by mail (FGS address). Again, please contact us by phone or e-mail so that we can refer you to the appropriate staff member. You may then send the sample (or its photo) directly to the attention of the person who will work with it and arrange for its return.
8. Can you test the soil from my garden or give me information on the soils in my area?
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.