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Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection (General)

Florida's Mangroves

Mangroves are one of Florida's true natives. They thrive in salty environments because they can obtain freshwater from saltwater. Some secrete excess salt through their leaves, while others block absorption of salt at their roots.

Site Management Plans

The Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection is updating site-specific management plans for its Aquatic Preserves and National Estuarine Research Reserves. Sites in the process of updating their plans will hold public meetings to receive input on the draft plans. The objectives of the meetings are to:


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