Environmental Protection Division
The mission of Orange County's Environmental Protection Division, also known as EPD, is serving our community by conserving, protecting and enhancing the environment for current and future generations. EPD’s staff of over 100 highly trained professionals works hard to protect the quality of Orange County's natural lands, air, lakes, rivers and springs.
- The Green PLACE Program protects over 23,000 acres of natural lands for the purposes of conservation and recreation, and that number continues to grow.
- The Air Quality Management Program collects, monitors and reports regional air quality data from highly specialized ambient air monitoring stations.
- By collecting and analyzing water quality data, EPD’s scientists can better identify, capture and remove pollutants from the County’s lakes, rivers and springs.
- EPD’s permitting and inspection teams manage thousands of projects with efficiency and professionalism.
See what we accomplished in 2022, and learn more about opportunities to get involved at ocfl.net/Environment.