Alachua County Wetland Protection Regulations . Alachua County Board of County Commissioners October 22, 2013. Why Protect Wetlands?. They provide numerous valuable functions to society. 44% of Wetland acreage lost in Florida from 1780s – 1996.
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Alachua County Board of County Commissioners
October 22, 2013
Land Development Regulations
Wetland Protection Standards
Enforcement of Protection Standards
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Water Management Districts
Dept of Environmental Protection
Dept of Ag and Consumer Services
US Army Corp of Engineers
US Environmental Protection Agency
Why local protection?
Only one with Land Use authority
Local enforcement presence
The Florida Right to Farm Act
Agriculture Lands and Practices Act
The Board of County Commissioners reaffirm Alachua County’s current wetland policies and protection practices.