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Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection Programs

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

Florida Coastal Access Guide

A guide to public coastal access points along the entire Florida coast from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean
Image of a bridge within St. Andrews State Park

Florida Coastal Management Program

Coordinates local, state and federal agency activities using existing laws to protect coastal resources.
Fish swimming above an elk horn coral at Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary protects 2,900 square nautical miles of waters surrounding the Florida Keys, from Biscayne Bay westward to the...
Sand dunes at Anastasia State Park

Florida Resilient Coastlines Program - Home

Through the Florida Resilient Coastlines Program, DEP continues its efforts to help ensure collaboration among Florida’s coastal communities and to...
sunset over Apalachicola Bay

National Estuarine Research Reserves -...

The research reserve includes the lower 52 miles of the Apalachicola River and floodplain as well as most of Apalachicola Bay.
An aerial view of a salt marsh at Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve

National Estuarine Research Reserves - Guana -...

The GTM Research Reserve protects 76,760 acres south of Jacksonville on Florida's northeast coast.
An aerial photo of coastal mangroves at Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

National Estuarine Research Reserves - Rookery...

Located at the northern end of the Ten Thousand Islands on the Gulf Coast of Florida, the research reserve includes one of the few remaining...
St. Andrews State Park - Sea Urchins underwater

Outer Continental Shelf Program

DEP oversees activities in federal waters on the Outer Continental Shelf to ensure consistency with state laws and policies.
Marsh at sunset

Resilient Florida Program

Updates: Pre Application assistance, including virtual office hours, for the 2024 application cycle begins. See the program resources page for full...
saw palmetto and pines make up a mesic flatwoods in St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve

State Buffer Preserve Program

Buffer Preserves include lands managed by DEP on the mainland and the natural islands.


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