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Public Works

Natural Resources

The Natural Resources Division, part of the City’s Public Works Department, is responsible for ensuring Winter Haven’s natural resources are clean and healthy. As a City with 50 lakes bordering or within our limits, a key part of that goal is to protect water resources, including water quality and quantity for our lakes and natural systems.

Staff is constantly working to balance the requirements of state and federal regulations with the needs and desires of the community. This is achieved through a broad range of projects and initiatives. The Division is guided by the mission of collecting & providing sound scientific data and using it to drive the decision-making process for projects that will provide the most impact.

To view a list of current projects please visit our Projects page

Stay up-to-date on local Natural Resources news & events – follow us on the social media links below!
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Dustin Everitt
Natural Resources Manager
Mary Thornhill
Natural Resources Specialist
Devon Moore
Environmental Scientist
Savannah Winstanley
Stormwater & Ecosystems Analyst