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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


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 12, 2014 ... read more

FWC Fish & Wildlife Biologist 3 position open in Lakeland


DEADLINE for comments TODAY!

“Waters of the United States” ... read more

Job Announcement for Atkins : Tampa EcoSciences East Group Seeks Senior Technical Manager Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Tampa EcoSciences East Group as a Senior ... read more


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The Florida Water and Land Conservation Initiative, Amendment 1

The Florida Water and Land Conservation Initiative, Amendment 1 is on the November 4, 2014 ballot in the state of Florida as an initiated constitutional amendment. ... read more

Environmental Times newsletter

Check out the latest news, such as LagoonFest and the Artificial Reef Program Update, from Palm Beach County Department of Environmental Resources Management’s Environmental Times newsletter!

Now Accepting Nominations for FLERA Annual Awards

The FLERA Board of Directors is pleased to announce initiation of the nomination process for FLERA’s two keystone annual awards. Nominations will be accepted by e-mail and fax only. Nominations close on November 7, 2014. ... read more

FDEP has posted the most recent version of proposed wetland Uniform Mitigation Assessment Method forms

The FDEP has posted the most recent version of proposed wetland Uniform Mitigation Assessment Method forms, along with testing results and comparisons to the current version of UMAM, on their ftp site at ... read more
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