The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection manages more than 4.9 million acres of submerged lands and coastal uplands in Florida. This office oversees the:
41 Aquatic Preserves
three National Estuarine Research Reserves (Apalachicola in Eastpoint; GTM in St. Augustine; and Rookery Bay in Naples)
Florida Coastal Management Program
Clean Boating Programs and Clean Vessel Act Grant Program
Florida Resilient Coastlines Program
Florida Coral Reef Conservation Program
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
Statewide Ecosystem Assessment of Coastal and Aquatic Resources Program (SEACAR)
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is committed to marshaling resources to prepare Florida’s coastal communities and habitats for the effects of climate change, especially rising sea...
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.