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Governor, Cabinet Honor Resource Managers of the Year

Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet honored Deborah Shelley, manager of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Wekiva River and Tomoka Marsh Aquatic Preserves, with the Resource Manager of the Year Award for her dedication to habitat restoration and stewardship of state lands. 

"Deborah has been a staunch advocate for healthy ecosystems for more than three decades, creating a legacy of environmental stewardship at our aquatic preserves. I want to commend Deborah on her many years of hard work and dedication to protecting Florida's environment," said DEP Secretary Noah Valenstein. "Effective and committed land managers like Deborah are vital to the protection and preservation of our natural resources." 

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Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet present Deborah Shelley with award

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~Conserving and Restoring Florida's Coastal and Aquatic Resources for the Benefit of People and the Environment

Florida's Coastal Office manages more than 4 million acres of the most valuable submerged lands and select coastal uplands. The Office manages 41 aquatic preserves and Florida Coastal Management Program, and - in coordination with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - three National Estuarine Research Reserves, the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, and the Coral Reef Conservation Program.

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Tallahassee, FL 32399-3000
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