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Welcome to the Florida Local Environmental Resource Agencies, Inc. (FLERA) home page!


Information’s pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience.”

– Clarence Day (1874-1935)


This quote taken from a world so long gone couldn’t be more relevant today.  In our age of the Internet, information is just keystrokes away; in fact, we’re overloaded with it!  The current challenge is getting the right perspective and insight on all that information to make it actually work for you.

That’s where FLERA comes in.

As a member of FLERA, you get up-to-date information, and you’re “plugged in” to a statewide network of smart, passionate, forward thinking environmental managers, both government and private.  Talk about perspective – in a few keystrokes or a conference call, you can workshop your local issues or plans with experienced minds and gain the insight of dozens of local governments, from metropolitan to rural.

You also gain an advocate.  FLERA has a robust Legislative monitoring program, working even before the session starts on issues that matter to you.  We are meeting with key managers at state agencies on budget and policy issues, educating state legislators on local issues and fighting for your rights at the local level.

Successfully positioning yourself in Florida’s rapidly changing world takes initiative and a strong Rolodex.  A membership with FLERA can provide both.

The mission of FLERA is to enhance communication, education and advocacy for Florida local environmental protection efforts. FLERA was formed in the late 1960s as a voluntary association of local environmental programs to share information about mutual resource concerns and solutions. Today, FLERA is a diverse organization of state, county and municipal agencies and consulting firms. Our members provide a wide variety of environmental protection and land management services.

We hope that you choose to become a member of our team, and stand together with us to protect Florida’s environmental resources.

FLERA is a not-for-profit Florida corporation and is approved as an exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Latest Posts

Narrowing the Selection for Hillsborough County EPC Director

Rick Garrity, Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission Director and FLERA member, is retiring on June 30.  A 13-member panel is charged with recommending a new leader to the Hillsborough County Commission ... read more

Pinellas County Positions Available!

Pinellas County is looking to fill the following positions: ... read more

Broward County job opening- Natural Resource Specialist II

Broward County is currently recruiting for a Natural Resource Specialist II position within its Aquatic and Wetland Resources Program.  This position is primarily responsible for compliance and enforcement activities related ... read more

FLERA Visits the Capitol

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Land and Water Conservation Forum

The Gainesville Sun is holding a forum on land and water conservation, including a discussion of how state lawmakers are planning to spend Amendment 1 money. ... read more

Job Announcement – Pinellas County Senior Engineer

Pinellas County has an opening for a Senior Engineer. ... read more
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