In 2013, Governor Scott signed legislation that provides $32 million annually in state funding for the $880 million long-term Restoration Strategies Plan. When fully implemented, Restoration Strategies will provide a consistent source of clean water for 8 million Floridians, while restoring habitat and ecology, and increasing recreational opportunities in the greater Everglades area.
The Office of Ecosystem Projects is the lead office responsible for implementation of the following Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP’s) responsibilities under the Everglades Forever Act (EFA) pursuant to Chapter 373.4592 of the Florida Statutes (F.S.):
The Office of Ecosystem Projects is the lead office responsible for implementation of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s responsibilities under the Northern Everglades and Estuaries Protection Program (NEEPP), pursuant to Chapter 373.4595, Florida Statutes (F.S.).
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.