DEP's Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas Celebrates the
Re-Opening of the Tampa Bay Aquatic Preserves Office (12/18/12) -
On Tuesday, the Florida Department of Environmental Protections' Office of
Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas celebrated the re-opening of the Tampa Bay
Aquatic Preserves office, a field site of the office. A ribbon cutting was
held at the City of Dunedin Municipal Marina overlooking the preserve.
DEP to Celebrate Re-Opening of Tampa Bay Aquatic
Preserves Office (12/17/12) - Local and state
officials will celebrate the re-opening of the Tampa Bay
Aquatic Preserves office with a ribbon-cutting and
ceremony in Dunedin, followed by a boat tour of one of
the more than 100 spoil islands within the aquatic
Patrick Air Force Base Airmen Volunteer at Indian River Lagoon
Aquatic Preserves (11/30/12) - Volunteers from the
Patrick Air Force Base's Technical Applications Center
reported for a special kind of duty - battling invasive
plants to keep Florida natural communities safe.
Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas' Coral Program
Completes Reef Fish Survey (11/13/12) - Divers
complete the first ever survey on more than 250 sites
across the northern third of the Florida Reef Track.
This completes a survey of the entire Florida Reef Track
by counting fish in their natural environment, instead
of after capture.
First Lady Ann Scott Celebrates National Estuaries Day (9/28/12) - More than
600 guests were in attendance as the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's
Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve hosted First Lady Ann Scott at its
annual open house celebration in honor of National Estuaries Day.
Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve Center
Brings Increased Attendance (8/10/12) - The
Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve has
experienced a dramatic increase in attendance this
summer compared to last year.
GTM Research Reserve Receives St. Johns County Schools
Business Partner Award (5/25/12)
- GTM Research Reserve was given The Outstanding Business Partner of the Year Award
in recognition of its participation with two high school career academies: the Academy of
Environmental and Urban Planning and the Academy of Coastal and Water Resources.
DEP Celebrates Dedication of Wekiva Wild and Scenic
River Management Plan (5/17/12) - The Florida
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), National
Park Service and local and state partners held a
ceremony today at the Lower Wekiva River Preserve State
Park to celebrate a management plan put in place to
protect the Wekiva River System.
Wekiva Wild and Scenic River Management Plan Unveiled on
Thursday (5/14/12) - Florida's Wekiva River system
is the second in the state to get national recognition.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
will participate in the dedication ceremony for the
Wekiva Wild and Scenic River comprehensive management
plan during an event scheduled for Thursday in Sanford.
Students Get Hands-On Training at Guana Tolomato
Matanzas Reserve through DEP's LIFE Program (5/4/12)
- More than 110 Sebastian Middle School seventh graders
took their classroom education outdoors to investigate
the coastal environment through a field-based,
environmental science education program.
DEP, Collier County Open Isles of Capri Paddlecraft Park (3/30/12) - The Florida Department of
Environmental Protection (DEP), along with Collier County officials, today celebrated the opening
of the Isles of Capri Paddlecraft Park. This park represents a key partnership in opening the county's
first public access paddle craft launch while providing continued preservation and protection to
Florida's natural resources.
St. Joe Bay State Buffer Preserve Celebrates Winter Bay
Day (2/3/12) - Bay Day will feature activities for
the whole community, including a shrimp low-country
boil, local bands, a nature photography showcase and
Guana Tolomato Matanzas NERR's Alligator Research to be
Featured on National TV (1/23/12) - Alligator
research underway at GTM NERR will be in the national
spotlight in an upcoming segment of "Only in America"
with Larry the Cable Guy.