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Meet the Minds: Secretary Noah Valenstein, Florida Department of Environmental Protection

February 6, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship, protecting our air, water and land. DEP is divided into three primary areas:

  • Land and Recreation programs acquire and protect lands for preservation and recreation. DEP oversees 175 state parks and trails and more than 12 million acres of public lands and 4 million acres of coastal uplands and submerged lands.
  • Regulatory programs safeguard natural resources by overseeing permitting and compliance activities that protect air and water quality, and manage waste cleanups.
  • Ecosystem Restoration programs protect and improve water quality and aquatic resources including America’s Everglades and Florida’s springs. DEP works with communities, local governments and other agencies to protect and restore water quality and supply.


Check in begins at 11:30 a.m. with lunch served at noon.

Members are $35, Non-members are $45.

To reserve online, click on the Eventbrite link in the “Details” section below, fees apply.

For cash or check reservations, call 941-365-4886 or e-mail RSVP@Argusfoundation.org.

Please mail checks to: The Argus Foundation, PO Box 49361, Sarasota, FL 34230.


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1100 John Ringling Blvd
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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