The DEP Meet-Ups are free and held the first Wednesday of each month. Time and location are the same. These events provide an opportunity for participants to learn, update and share information with a monthly guest speaker who provides channels of participatory discussions. They are also a great networking opportunity, creating connections across communities, businesses and government agencies to identify actions that can stimulate economic growth and regional cooperation while protecting natural resources. Click to subscribe to receive future DEP Meet-Ups Monthly Workshop notifications. For the opportunity to participate as a monthly speaker, please contact Martha.Avila@dep.state.fl.us or Terry.Cerullo@dep.state.fl.us
Annual Solid Waste Rules & Regulation - Class I & III and C&D
South District Wastewater Operator Short School The Department of Environmental Protection South District offered four free wastewater short school sessions for wastewater operators and permittees. Information was provided regarding the latest on rule updates, uses for reclaimed water, and emergency management for wastewater utilities. The primer on what DEP staff look for in compliance checks was especially well-received. Scheduled classes were as follows:
Fifth Annual SWFL Regional Symposium - Economic Enrichment Through Redevelopment On June 7 and 8, the Department of Environmental Protection South District offered its Fifth Annual South Florida Regional Symposium, in Sebring. This year’s event focused on Economic Enrichment Through Redevelopment.
Representatives from local government and engineering and environmental consulting firms joined state and federal experts to learn more about the economic and environmental benefits of Florida’s Brownfields Redevelopment Program. The program empowers local communities and stakeholders by facilitating redevelopment and job creation by the assessment, clean up, and reuse of properties previously impacted by pollutants.
Fourth Annual SWFL Regional Symposium - Economic Enrichment Through Redevelopment In an effort to create jobs and stimulate regional economy, the Sarasota Brownfield Redevelopment Program invites developers, investors, Realtors, governments and other interested members of the community to learn about brownfields, hear success stories and learn about opportunities to develop existing brownfield sites.
Presentations also include successful clean-up and closure cases from throughout SW FL, Tampa Bay area and other south Fl locations; how to navigate a successful public involvement process and much more!
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.