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. 

Illegal Dumping 

Illegal Dumping is a crime, a potential Health Hazard, and an eyesore.  Report dumping to the City 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.

Wildlife Lighting

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.