Florida Department of Environmental Protection


The Moore Agency


Protecting Florida Together

Building Florida a better water quality website

UnderStory partners with The Moore Agency to design and build the Protecting Florida Together website.

Brand & Identity
Websites & Apps

Protecting Florida Together

A winner in the 26th Annual Webby Awards for Government and Civil Innovation, this website was created for The Florida Department of Environmental Protection in partnership with The Moore Agency. Protecting Florida Together is the hub for a state-based effort for more accountability, transparency, and collaboration involving public data accessibility and education related to environmental issues in the state of Florida. 


Webby Winner
Websites and Mobile Sites
Government & Civil Innovation 2022

Environmentally-Focused Work Worthy of a Webby

The website features active grants applications, news timeline updates, a robust education center, and more. The centerpiece is the award-winning Water Quality Data Map- a statewide interactive map leveraging Google Maps technology and fueled by dynamic live water quality data from across the state of Florida.

Designing and Building a Robust Water Quality Data Map

The water equality map was designed and built leveraging the Google Maps API. Layering in and displaying complex data provided by The Florida Department of Environment Protection, the interactive map allows visitors to navigate the state of Florida at various levels of zoom to view area water quality status, waterbody nutrient trends, restoration projects, harmful blue-green algae detections, red tide detections, and other environmental issues of concern anywhere in the state of Florida.