As one of the five bureaus/offices comprising the Division of Recreation and Parks (DRP), the Office of Park Planning provides a wide range of technical support and professional services beneficial to management of the Florida Park Service. Specific activities include:
The mission of the Florida Park Service is to provide resource-based outdoor recreation while preserving, interpreting, and restoring natural and cultural resources.
The provision of needed resources for public outdoor recreation in the state park system depends on the identification, evaluation, and establishment of priority projects for the DRP’s land acquisition program.
Effective park planning requires a well-organized, comprehensive repository of not only what is located in the park, but where, when, and how much.
In addition to public hearings, advisory group meetings are held with local stakeholders and other land management agencies who are asked to complete a thorough review of the draft management plan and make recommendations.
The Ocoee Election Day Riots Historical Review and Dedication Committee (Committee) was created by DEP Secretary Noah Valenstein to provide recommendations on naming/renaming opportunities for state parks to recognize the victims of the 1920 Ocoee Election Day Riots.
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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.