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Mangrove Coordination

The Submerged Lands and Environmental Resources staff located in Tallahassee coordinate the implementation of this program for the department, district offices and delegated local governments. This includes interpreting and providing guidance on the statutory language, providing oversight of local governments that have been delegated to implement the program, and reviewing applications from persons who wish to be designated as professional mangrove trimmers.  Please send requests to become a professional mangrove trimmer (PMT) to

Mangrove Trimming

The district offices and delegated local governments are responsible for processing applications for mangrove trimming. 

Please contact your local district office with any mangrove trimming questions.

District Office Contact Name Phone Number Email
South Daniel Sensi 239-344-5614
Southeast Jeffrey Meyer 561-681-6645
Southwest Carla Burrmann 813-470-5763
Central Reggie Phillips 407-897-4132
Northeast Heather Diekman 904-256-1690 

Additional Information

To watch a presentation on the importance of mangroves as well as a review of the entire Mangrove Trimming and Preservation Act of 1996, please see our YouTube video "April 2015 FDEP Mangrove Webinar".

Professional Mangrove Trimmers

Last Modified:
July 19, 2021 - 10:06am

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