Education, management and incentive approaches are appropriate tools in some cases, but sometimes a regulatory approach is necessary. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection Regulates many activities that affect our beaches and coasts.

Incentive Based Programs:

Programs that provide incentives to owners or managers to minimize or mitigate negative impacts on coastal wildlife from their activities are another tool in our Coastal Tool Shed. Below are some of these programs.

Voluntary Programs:

Volunteering your time and participating in programs designed to benefit wildlife are important ways Floridians can make a difference right away. These are a few programs that help coastal wildlife in various ways.

FWC Facts:
Gutters and storm drains can transport excess lawn chemicals to coastal waters and damage seagrass beds.

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