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Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection

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3900 Commonwealth Blvd. MS 235

Tallahassee, FL 32399


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The Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection manages more than 4.9 million acres of submerged lands and coastal uplands.  The Office oversees the Florida Coastal Management Program, Clean Boating Program, 41 Aquatic Preserves, three National Estuarine Research Reserves, Florida Resilient Coastlines Program, Florida Coral Reef Conservation Program, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, and activities on the Outer Continental Shelf.

Meet the Director

Kevin Claridge, Director, Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection

Kevin Claridge is the director of the Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection. During his almost 20-year tenure with the state of Florida, he has led resource management, restoration and regulatory efforts across the state and represented Florida in many state, regional and national partnerships. He has administered coastal management, air, waste, water facility, environmental resource and mine reclamation programs.


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