The Environmental Resource Program's (ERP)
Compliance Assistance Section handles a wide variety of
regulatory and proprietary environmental issues in the
Southeast District (SED). Our main focus is ensuring
compliance with Environmental Resource Permits, which
include authorizations for wetland fills, mangrove trims,
dock/seawall construction, stormwater management systems,
and other environmental resource related activities. Our
other responsibilities include fielding complaints from the
general public, state lands lease inspections and Everglades
hunt camp inspections.
Please refer to the below listed information to
address all of your environmental concerns. Please be aware that
you can remain anonymous when contacting our office to make a complaint.
If you are observing the following activities and
think they may be unauthorized, call (561) 681-6600 to report a
- new dock construction or reconfiguration
- new seawall construction
- single family wetland fills
- private/commercial marina or mutli-family dock
- any dredging/filling of surface waters
- mangrove alterations
- stormwater system construction
ERP Compliance Assistance Contacts
Katy Collins, Compliance Assistance Program Manager
Phone: (561) 681-6645 /
Everglades Hunt Camps
The Everglades Hunt Camp Compliance & Enforcement
Inspector works with the lessees of camps that are located in the Water
Conservation Areas to ensure compliance with environmental regulations,
as stipulated in the Hunt Camp Lease and applicable Florida Laws. The
environmental aspects of the lease address the expansion of the camp's
footprint, the maintenance of exotic plants, the generation of
pollution, damages to the adjacent lands and the discharge of sewage
into the Everglades. Currently there are 51 camps located in the Water
Conservation Areas that are being regulated. Twelve of these camps are
located on privately owned land and are bound by Florida Law, not by a
Photo of a Hunt Camp in the Everglades
According to Florida Statute, no more camps may be
built. Additionally, the camps under lease will have to remove their
camps at the expiration of their lease, never to be rebuilt. The camps
were granted a 20-year lease, with a potential for one 20-year renewal,
depending on their being good stewards of the land and not impeding the
restoration of the Everglades.
Helpful Hotlines and Telephone Numbers
- For hazardous spills, contact the State Watch
Office at (800) 320-0519.
- To report fish kills, call the Fish Kill Hotline
at (800) 636-0511.
- For the Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission, contact (850) 922-4330.
- For the Army Corps. of Engineers Palm Beach
Gardens office, call (561) 472-3504.
Florida State Watch Office