Protecting and Restoring Wetlands

Wetlands are the kidneys that filter Florida's water. They slow the flow of water, helping to reduce flooding and provide prime habitat for many unique plants and animals. Historic flood control practices, agriculture and development have altered many wetlands areas. Today, complex state and federal laws are in place to protect wetlands and mitigate damage to wetlands.

Related Links

DEP Wetlands Program

DEP Environmental Resource Permitting Program

DEP Wetland Mitigation Section

DEP Wetland Restoration Information Center