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.
DEP Wetlands Program
DEP Environmental Resource Permitting Program
DEP Wetland Mitigation Section
DEP Wetland Restoration Information Center