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Submerged Lands and Environmental Resources  Central District Highlights

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Submerged Lands and Environmental Resource Coordination (SLERC)

This program ensure that activities in uplands, wetlands and other surface waters do not degrade water quality or degrade habitat for aquatic or wetland dependent wildlife. The five Water Management District Offices and six DEP District Offices share the responsibility of implementing the ERP program.

Environmental Resource Permitting addresses dredging, filling, and construction in wetlands and other surface water, as well as stormwater and surface water management systems in uplands.St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park

Submerged Lands Authorization is required for any construction on or use of submerged lands owned by the State.

Mitigation provides the option of offsetting wetland impacts by restoring, enhancing, or preserving comparable habitats in an area impacted by development.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is used in the permitting program and is being expanded for use in many other aspects of the state's wetland program.

Wetland Evaluation and Delineation Section (WEDS) performs Formal Wetland Delineations, provides training in wetland delineation and classification, provides technical assistance to other sections of the Department, and ensures the consistent statewide use of the Florida Unified Wetland Delineation Methodology (Chapter 62-340, F.A.C.).



Some ERP permits and authorizations are issued by DEP, others by the Water Management Districts. Learn more

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Protecting and Restoring Wetlands

Protecting and Restoring Wetlands

DEP is working to protect and restore wetlands ecosystems statewide.

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Stemming the Flow of Stormwater Pollution

Stemming the Flow of Stormwater Pollution

Polluted stormwater runoff is the major threat to Florida's river, lakes and estuaries.

View Video (9 minutes, 12 seconds) from Florida's Water, Ours to Protect

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