Protecting and Restoring Our Waters

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Restoring Rivers, Lakes and Streams

In communities throughout Florida, DEP scientists and water resource professionals are working to protect water and restore watersheds. In every corner of the state local governments and citizen groups are rising to the challenge to protect rivers, lakes and streams. Learn more by exploring the stories below.


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DEP Releases Lower St. Johns River Tributaries II Basin Management Action Plan

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced adoption of the Lower St. Johns River (LSJR) Tributaries II Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP).

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DEP, City of Jax, JEA, Duval DOH and FDOT Partnership Receives National Coastal Spirit Award

A representative of the Coastal America Partnership presented the Coastal Spirit Award today to a highly successful Tributary Assessment Team (TAT) in Jacksonville.

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Coral Reef Protection Act to Go Into Effect July 1, 2009

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is alerting boaters, divers and anglers that the Coral Reef Protection Act goes into effect on July 1, 2009.

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The Water Channel

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Explore these great videos and multimedia interactives to learn about water in Florida.

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Get Your Feet Wet

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Take steps today to protect rivers, lakes and streams in your community:

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Stories of River Restoration and Watershed Protection

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Learn about the progress we're making in protecting and restoring rivers, lakes and streams.

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