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The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the lead agency for environmental management and stewardship, is one of the more diverse agencies in state government - protecting our air, water and land. DEP
is divided into three primary areas: Regulatory Programs,
Land and Recreation, and Water Policy and Ecosystem
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- Developing a consistent and effective regulatory process.
- Ensuring the quality and quantity of our state’s water resources.
- Increasing the access to our award-winning state parks.
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DEP Awarded $1.75 Million to Conserve Nearly 21,000 Acres Buffering Eglin Air Force Base
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the Trust
for Public Land and landowner M.C. Davis are partnering to
conserve 20,850 acres of critical habitat land east of Eglin Air
Force Base after being awarded $1.75 million from the U.S.
Department of Defense as part of the 2013 REPI Challenge.
The Department is slated to contribute $10.2 million of
Florida Forever funds, Davis has discounted the property by $7
million, the U.S. Department of Defense will contribute $1.75
million as part of the 2013 REPI Challenge
and Eglin Air Force Base will contribute $550,000. The purchase
requires approval by the Board of Trustees of the Internal
Improvement Trust Fund, which is tentatively scheduled for the
Florida Cabinet meeting on Aug. 20.
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June 17, 2013