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State Authorized Professional Mangrove Trimmers (PMTs)

State Authorized Professional Mangrove Trimmers (PMTs)

Below is a list of professional mangrove trimmers (PMTs) who have demonstrated to the department a sufficient level of competence to assure that they are able to conduct mangrove trimming in a manner that will ensure survival of the mangroves that are trimmed. Additionally, the department has determined the below PMTs possess the knowledge and ability to correctly identify and trim mangroves in accordance with the Mangrove Trimming and Preservation Act (sections 403.9321-403.9333, F.S.). As part of their DEP qualification they have provided a minimum of 10 successfully completed mangrove trimming projects which were verified for compliance with the Mangrove Trimming and Preservation Act.

DEP Qualified PMT List

Name Company Location Business Phone E-mail

District(s)

PMT
Number
Kathleen Baxter

Coastal Planting Services

Palm Beach Gardens

561-747-3436

ladymangrove@aol.com

Southeast

1

David Baxter

Coastal Planting Services

Palm Beach Gardens

561-747-3436

drbmangrove@aol.com

Southeast

50
Wayne Blythe

Blythe Environmental

Stuart

772-287-0549

BlytheEnviro@aol.com

Central, Southeast

15

Richard Brown

Brown & Crebbin Design Studio, Inc.

Tavernier

305-852-7256

bcdsinc@me.com

Monroe

8

Billy Butler

Billy's Tree Service

Palm City

772-287-8154

[No Email]

Southeast

18

Christopher Colarusso

Adventure Environmental, Inc.

Miami

305-254-8887

adventure@4aei.com

Northeast, Southwest, Central, South, Southeast, Monroe

31

Teri Davis

Only Trees, LLC

Jupiter

561-747-8050

onlytrees@bellsouth.net

Southeast

45

Marc Ebling

Suncoast Environmental Group

Bradenton

941-753-0203

marc@suncoasteg.com

Southwest, South, Southeast

42
Matt Finn Huckleberry Environmental Services, Inc Goodland/Big Pine Key 239-450-2806 H-E-S@earthlink.net South, Monroe 58
Stephen Finn Huckleberry Environmental Services, Inc Goodland/ Big Pine Key 239-450-2806 H-E-S@earthlink.net South, Monroe 59

Daniel Gonzalez

Suncoast Environmental Group

Bradenton

941 753-0203

dan@suncoasteg.com

Southwest, South, Southeast

23

Parke Lewis

W. Dex Bender & Assoc.

Ft. Myers

239-334-3680

plewis@dexbender.com

Southwest, South, Monroe

4

Tom Mayers

Mangrove Cultivation

Longboat Key

941-383-6598

landsendmarina@mac.com

Southwest, South

3

Raymond McLarney

McLarney, Inc.

Bradenton

941-748-4401

taboma1@aol.com

Southwest

27

Daniel Shaw

Native Lands Management, Inc.

Stuart

772-696-3491

native_lands18@ymail.com

Central, Southeast

33

Joseph Shaw

Native Lands Management, Inc.

Stuart

772-559-6858

native_lands18@ymail.com

Central, Southeast

38

Derek Sherman

Florida Mangrove, LLC

Bradenton

941-730-6817

shermanderekm@gmail.com

South

43

Jeff Thomas

Suncoast Environmental Group

Bradenton

941 753-0203

jeff@suncoasteg.com

Southwest, South, Southeast

56

Gregory Tolpin

Adventure Environmental, Inc.

Miami

305-254-8887

adventure@4aei.com

Northeast, Southwest, Central, South, Southeast, Monroe

32

Shannon Vecchio

Only Trees, LLC

Jupiter

561-747-8050

onlytrees@bellsouth.net

Southeast

46

Selvin Velasquez

Only Trees, LLC

Jupiter

561-747-8050

onlytrees@bellsouth.net

Southeast

47

Robin Woodland

Property Doctors

Marathon

305-743-1853

propertydoctors@att.net 

Southwest, Central, South, Southeast, Monroe

54

Joe Young III

Biological Consulting Services, Inc.

New Smyrna Beach

386-423-3402

biocon@bellsouth.net

Northeast, Central

55

The above FDEP qualified list includes only those who have qualified as FDEP PMTs under section 403.9329(1)(F), F.S. For further information on how to become a DEP qualified professional mangrove trimmer, please submit the PMT application and necessary supporting documentation to SLERC@FloridaDEP.gov

Professional Certifications

Other environmental professional certifications are automatically granted PMT status through the provisions of S.403.9329(1)(a-e), F.S. therefore, the following persons are considered to be professional mangrove trimmers in accordance with the MTPA: certified arborists, Certified by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA); professional wetland scientists (PWS), certified by the Society of Wetland Scientists; certified environmental professionals (CEP), certified by the Academy of Board Certified Environmental Professionals; Certified ecologists, certified by the Ecological Society of America (ESA); and persons licensed under part II of Chapter 481 as Landscape Architects  (Note: The "Special Qualification" box on a qualifying Landscape Architects verification page should state “mangrove trimmer” for them to be considered PMTs.)  

The department also maintains a list of individuals who have one of the above professional certifications (at the time of request) and have asked to be included on our website. To be added to DEP's  list of certified professionals who are considered PMTs, please complete the request form and provide the necessary information to SLERC@FloridaDEP.gov. These individuals have not been qualified by the Department as FDEP Professional Mangrove Trimmers.

There is no endorsement associated with the lists above.

Local Delegated Governments

For questions regarding becoming a PMT in one of the delegated local governments, please contact the delegate entity directly. Contact information for each delegated program is provided at our Delegated Local Government page. 

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March 21, 2022 - 11:29am

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