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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Report a Water Violation or Environmental Crime

Image of Boaters who run aground on seagrass beds are subject to state and/or federal fines and may be required to pay costs for seagrass restoration.
Boaters who run aground on seagrass beds are subject to state and/or federal fines and may be required to pay costs for seagrass restoration.



Take action if you witness someone involved in an environmental crime.

A crime might include unlawful disposal of hazardous waste, burying of prohibited materials or unauthorized dredging, destruction of mangroves or filling of wetlands.

Florida DEP's Division of Law Enforcement: Call 877-2SAVE-FL or dial # DEP if you have a wireless phone.

For suspected violations relating to water use and water restrictions:

Northwest Florida Water Management District: Call 850-539-5999

Southwest Florida Water Management District: Call 800-848-0499 or

South Florida Water Management District: Call 800-432-2045 or email

St. Johns River Water Management District: Call 800-451-7106

Suwanee River Water Management District: Call 800-226-1066 or email

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