Gaye Sharpe

Director

 Phone: 863-534-7377

 Toll Free: 800-780-5346

 GayeSharpe@polk-county.net

Street Address:  

4177 Ben Durrance Rd.
Bartow, FL  33830

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 9005
Drawer PW06
Bartow, FL  33831-9005

Office Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Public Notice for Comment Request and Final Notice for FEMA Subgrant Application

Aug. 1, 2019: The Federal Emergency Management Agency and Florida Division of Emergency Management have received an application for Federal grant funding. The scope of work for this project is to conduct hazardous fuel reduction and removal in order to reduce the wildfire threat to nearby structures within the wildland urban interface. Comments are solicited from the public; local, state or federal agencies; and other interested parties in order to consider and evaluate the impacts of the proposed project. Read the Public Notice for more information.

Aug. 5, 2019: In a separate grant, a final public notice is being issued for Polk County's Lake Arbuckle Park due to Hurricane Irma. Pursuant to Executive Order 11988 and 44 CFR Part 9.12, final notice is hereby given of FEMA’s intent to provide funding for this project under the Public Assistance (PA) Program.

Natural Resources

Polk County has a remarkable natural beauty that can't be found anywhere else in the state.

From its vivid wildlife in places like the Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland, to its delicate ecosystems on the Lake Wales Ridge, Polk's natural resources are an attraction to many.

But that natural beauty needs upkeep. Polk's Natural Resources Division develops and implements natural resource management programs that protect, enhance, and manage Polk's environment and public parks systems.

The division's programs include:

  • Invasive plant management
  • Environmental lands
  • Mosquito control
  • Water resources
  • Parks and recreation
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The Polk County Board of County Commissioners is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

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