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Be Smart

There are many interesting facets of keeping our lakes clean and healthy. Every year Orange County residents look forward to enjoying many activities on Orange County lakes and rivers.

Here’s some info for you to BE SMART:

Orange County uses the Orange County Water Atlas to store all kinds of information relating to our 600+ lakes and rivers. Learn more about your lake and its water quality plus lots of other cool things.

The Environmental Protection Division (EPD) reviews water quality data to ensure your lakes and rivers are staying healthy. When a decline in water quality is seen, EPD works with stakeholders to develop projects that will improve the water quality.

The State and County work together doing projects on lakes that will improve water quality. This is called a Basin Management Action Plan. This plan is required under the Federal/State Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) program.


Are you a teacher? Try something different and check out the Sunshine State Standard curriculum on the Water Atlas!

The Jr. Naturalist Program provides opportunities for youth, ages 8-14, to learn about nature through outdoor exploration, environmental activities and wildlife interaction. Classes are held on a Saturday once a month from September through May, excluding December, with most classes being held on Orange County conservation properties. All classes are free and open to the public. Registration is required. Space is limited and varies per class.

Contact Us

Environmental Protection Division
3165 McCrory Place, Suite 200
Orlando, FL 32803
Phone: (407) 836-1400
Fax: (407) 836-1499

All e-mail sent to this address becomes part of Orange County public record. Comments received by our e-mail subsystem can be read by anyone who requests that privilege. In compliance with "Government in the Sunshine" laws, Orange County Government must make available, at request, any and all information not deemed a threat to the security of law enforcement agencies and personnel.