Environmental Protection Efforts
Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance of Northwest Florida State College
Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance of Northwest Florida State College promotes ecosystem management and sustainable economic development within the entire Choctawhatchee watershed drainage basin. For more information visit the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance website.
Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge
Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge is dedicated to education, conservation and rehabilitation of Florida’s natural animal population. Explore the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge website for more information.
Florida Friendly Landscaping
Learn about low-maintenance plants and environmentally sustainable practices, water efficiency, yard pests and protecting the water front. Visit the Florida Friendly Landscaping website for information.
This is a crime, a health hazard and an eyesore. Report this to the City of Destin’s Code Enforcement or the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office.
Invasive Plant Species
Aquatic plants are an important part of Florida’s healthy aquatic ecosystems. See why non-native plants interfere with this system. Visit the Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants website for more information.
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency developed this stormwater permitting program to regulate point source discharges. Visit Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection website to learn more.
Find out about the city's trash and recycling services. Visit the City of Destin's Solid Waste Collection Services & Recycling page.
Learn how to minimize adverse impact to wildlife by implementing proper lighting methods. For information visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s website.