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    EPC Commission Meeting 2017-12-14

    December 14, 2017 from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, Florida

    12/08/2017 8:20 AM

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    Hillsborough County Solar Co-op Selects SEM Power to Serve Group

    The Hillsborough County Solar Co-op has selected SEM Power, LLC to install solar panels for the 200-member group. Co-op members selected SEM Power through a competitive bidding process over 5 other firms.


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    EPC Commission Meeting 2017-11-16

    The EPC Commission will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, November 16th at 9:00 a.m. For more information....

    11/10/2017 9:18 PM

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    Stakeholder Technical Workshop Announcement

    The staff of the EPC will be hosting a technical workshop to solicit feedback from stakeholders on possible revisions to the fees in Chapter 1-6. Chapter 1-6 currently lists over one hundred fees for the various services provided by the Agency.

    10/24/2017 9:30 AM

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    EPC Launches New Website

    Did you notice....EPC has a new look! Check it out!

    10/05/2017 5:51 PM

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    EPC Supports Heart Health

    Celebrate American Heart Month with us and join the #HeartMonth Movement to get the word out.

    02/07/2020 4:28 PM

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    EPC Brings Christmas Cheer to Elders and Children

    Throughout the year EPC employees show compassion and love for our community through charitable giving. This is especially evident during the holidays.


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    Retiring EPC General Counsel Receives Commendation Award

    Richard (Rick) Tschantz was presented a Commendation Award at the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) Quarterly Awards Ceremony. Mr. Tschantz was recognized on the occasion of his retirement after 19 years of exemplary service as General Counsel of the EPC.

    10/04/2019 6:00 PM

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    Updated Projections for Sea Level Rise

    Presentation by Maya Burke with the Tampa Bay Estuary Program at the EPC Commission Meeting on August 15, 2019.

    08/19/2019 4:23 PM

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    Leslie Schaugaard Campbell Retires After a Lifetime of Service

    There are few people that work in government that influence and inspire those around them, so much so that they become the heart of that agency, but that is exactly what Leslie was to us. Read more....

    06/18/2019 11:13 PM

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    EPC Announces Donald Rogers, Ph.D. as the 2019 Hall of Fame Recipient

    Donald Rogers, Ph.D. was named the 2019 EPC Hall of Fame Recipient during the May EPC Commission Meeting. Dr. Rogers was selected for this honor in recognition of his distinguished service as our inaugural Executive Director from 1967-1970.

    05/29/2019 2:39 PM

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    EPC Alumni Stand Ready to Help!

    A dozen former employees and friends recently gathered at EPC to launch an EPC alumni group designed to support the Agency and it’s mission.


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    EPC PRF-Funded Project Featured Online

    An EPC Pollution Recovery Fund (PRF) project - Small Farms for Clean Water: Compost Education to Encourage Sustainable Manure Management - was awarded to the University of Florida, through the Hillsborough County UF/IFAS Extension office. The project was recently featured on the Feedstuffs website.


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    My Furry Valentine Donation Drive

    EPC staff delivered much needed pet supplies and cash donated by employees at the Roger P. Stewart Center to the Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center (PRC) during lunch on Valentine's Day. The visit coincided with the PRC's Receiving Outside Meaningful Playtime! Socializer.


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    Red Tide Update as of 1/24/2019

    See latest information for red tide concentrations in Hillsborough County.

    01/25/2019 7:58 AM

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    World Wetlands Day is Declared for Hillsborough County

    February 2nd has been proclaimed as World Wetlands Day in Hillsborough County! Commissioner Pat Kemp, Chair of the EPC Commission, made the declaration during the January 17th EPC Commission Meeting.


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    EPC ECOLINK Newsletter Quarter 4 2018

    See the latest EPC ECOLINK Newsletter.


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    U.S. Representative Kathy Castor Visits EPC

    U.S. Representative Kathy Castor (District 14), her District Director Maria Mejia, and Outreach Assistant Charles Cartagena joined with EPC’s Senior Staff to discuss local environmental concerns.

    12/06/2018 2:19 PM

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    Hillsborough County Toastmasters Club Stands Out!

    EPC is home to a thriving Toastmasters Club that meets weekly during lunch. The Club, once held in the County Center, transitioned to our Sabal Park location in 2012. Since then, the membership has more than doubled.


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    EPC Wetland Study Wins Award of Excellence at 36th Annual Planning & Design Awards

    The Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County (EPC) and its partners received high honors with an Award of Excellence from the Hillsborough County Planning Commission at their 36th Annual Planning & Design Awards ceremony held on October 25th.

    11/02/2018 10:00 AM

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