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Record Group Number: 000500
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Creator: Florida. Dept. of Natural Resources.
Title, Dates: Dept. of Natural Resources record group.
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Biographical/Historical Note:   The Department of Natural Resources was created in 1969 (Ch. 69-106, Laws of Florida), combining the functions of the State Board of Conservation; the Canal Authority; the Commission on Marine Sciences and Technology; the Florida Keys Aqueduct Commission; the Board of Parks and Historic Memorials; the Outdoor Recreational Development Council; the Board of Drainage Commissioners; and the Suwannee River Development Authority.  In 1975, the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund also became part of the Department of Natural Resources (Ch. 75-22, Laws).
    The Department was responsible for the administration, supervision, development, and conservation of the natural resources of Florida.  The Governor and Cabinet headed the Department and appointed an Executive Director who managed the Department. The 1993 Legislature combined the Department of Environmental Regulation with the Department of Natural Resources into a new Department of Environmental Protection (Ch. 93-213, Laws).
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