The Communications and Outreach Team is responsible for producing communications products and pieces, working with other teams to review products and developing and coordinating unified messaging among partners. The Communication and Outreach Team aims to enhance community understanding, participation and local stewardship in a coordinated response to the ongoing coral disease epidemic through education and training and improved capacity to participate in monitoring and management programs.
Stony Coral Tissue loss has expanded to the Caribbean, with reports of outbreaks emerging from the U.S. Virgin Islands, Mexico, Jamaica, St. Maarten and the Dominican Republic. For more information please visit our partner pages:
Since 2015, DEP and numerous partners from federal, state and local governments, universities, nongovernmental organizations and the South Florida community have been communicating regularly and working together on a multifaceted response effort.
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.