January 8, 2020- Got Wetlands? What to Know Before you Buy or Build. DEP Meet-Ups Monthly Workshop

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Wetlands regulation workshop

 Got Wetlands?
What to Know Before You Buy or Build  


Event Details:


January 8, 2020

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Registration starts
at 1:00 pm


SWFL Community Foundation and Collaboratory
2031 Jackson St
Fort Myers, FL 33901

Who Should Attend:

Real Estate Agents, Single Family Home Owners, Planners, Developers, Engineering Firms, Natural Resources Officials, General  Contractors, Environmental Consultants, Bank Lenders/Mortgage Brokers, Local Municipalities and Other Interested Parties.
The general public is always welcome to attend.


DEP's Monthly Meet-Ups are FREE meetings

Upcoming Topics

FEBRUARY 5, 2020
Stormwater BMP's and Tour: 
Learn about Retention Ponds at the Naples Botanical Garden 
Location: 4820 Bayshore Drive. Naples, FL 34112 


MARCH 4,  2020
Florida- Friendly Future: Working together to improve water quality in Southwest Florida
Location: SWFL Community Foundation & Collaboratory

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The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) invites you to attend a workshop on wetland permitting.

It is important to determine if wetlands are present before you buy or build on a piece of property because certain activities in wetlands are regulated by DEP and the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) and may require state and/or federal permit approvals. Environmental permits help minimize potential environmental disruption as a result of common human activities.


Overview of Presentation: 

  • What are wetlands?
  • Why are wetlands important?
  • How do I know if I have wetlands?
  • What do I need if I have wetlands on my property?
  • Mitigation Banks and Wetlands FAQ's



Daniel Sensi, Environmental Manager, DEP's South District Office.
                      Daniel has a B.S. in Biological Oceanography from Old Dominion University and a M.S. in Marine Science from University of South Florida. Daniel began his career with the Department as the Mangrove Coordinator in the Division Office, located in Tallahassee. 
                    Daniel has been a permitting manager in the South District Office for three years, covering projects from wetlands and mangroves to docks, marinas, and shoreline stabilization.   


About DEP's Monthly Meet-Ups 

Monthly Meet-Ups are FREE and held the first Wednesday of each month.
Time and location are usually the same.  

These meetings allow the Department to improve its communications with the regulated community. Through this program, attendees can learn, update and share information. Guest speakers provide opportunities to discuss current issues affecting Florida.

The department's mission is to protect, conserve and manage the state's natural resources and enforce its environmental laws. Attend a meeting to learn how we can protect Florida together!

For more information, please contact: Martha.Avila@FloridaDEP.gov, Terry.Cerullo@FloridaDEP.gov or call 239-344-5600