Thank you so much to those of you who came to the Southwest District’s 2019 Open House. This event is very special to us every year, because it is our opportunity to spend some quality time with the clients, colleagues and constituents that we work with every day. This year’s Open House is also special in different way because this is the Southwest District’s inaugural year presenting the Environmental Stewardship Achievement Award to recognize those who are working alongside DEP to Protect Florida Together.
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.