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Environmental Resources Department


St. Lucie County’s Environmental Resources Department is responsible for environmental permitting, protecting and managing the County’s nature preserves, operating the Oxbow Eco-Center and providing environmental education.

Protecting Gopher TortoisesThe Environmental Lands and Regulations Division regulates new development by implementing the environmental regulations in the Land Development Code (Municode). These regulations include vegetation removal permits, dune vegetation trimming permits, tree mitigation, wetland protection, environmentally sensitive habitat and endangered species protection and landscaping requirements. For specific environmental regulations, see Chapters 6 and 7 of the County’s Land Development Code (Municode). The Environmental Lands and Regulations Division also acquires and manages the County’s 9,000 acres of environmentally sensitive lands or preserves.

Please visit our webpages or contact us for more information. We are happy to talk with you about any of our programs.

Get our an explore St. Lucie County's many beautiful preserves during our FREE Guided Nature Programs.  Preregistration is required.

Quick Contact Guide

Main Department: 772-462-2526
Environmental Regulations: 772-462-2526
Environmental Lands: 772-462-2526
Oxbow Eco-Center & Programs: 772-785-5833