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FLERA held its Annual Conference August 2-4, 2017 at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium in Sarasota County and it was a great event!

Below are links to the conference agenda and meeting materials.

FLERA 2017 Annual Conference Agenda

Welcome Address: Stacy Alexander,  Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium

Floodplain Management Panel
Steve Martin, Florida Department of Emergency Management
Khan Boupha, Jones Edmunds & Associates
Claire Jubb, Charlotte County
Lisa Foster, Pinellas County

Creative Cooperation on Wetlands Projects
Beth Barthle, EPC of Hillsborough County & Caitlin Hoch, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers
Lisa Cartwright, Tasha Dailey and Russell Martin, Southwest Florida Water Management District

Challenges for Successful Maintenance of Public Lands
Janet Bowman, The Nature Conservancy

RESTORE Act – Who is Doing What 7+ Years After the Spill?
Andy Squires, Pinellas County
Buck Sutter, RESTORE Council
Libby Fetherston-Resch, Florida Institute of Oceanography

Reclaimed Water Panel
David Childs, FWEA Utility Association
Kelli Levy, Pinellas County
Chris Farrell, Audubon Society

Natural Resources Leadership Institute Presentation
Jon Dain, NRLI

Times Are A Sea Changin’
Kelli Levy, Pinellas County
Erin Deady, Erin Deady, P.A.

David Crawley and Nick Myers, AECOM

Air Quality Program Update
Ajaya Satyal, Pinellas County

Federal, State and Local Estuarine Managment Issues in Florida: Opportunities and Challenges
Holly Greening, Tampa Bay Estuary Program
Garret Wallace, The Nature Conservancy
Duane DeFreese, Indian River Lagoon Estuary Program


Contact Valerie Rogers for additional information or with any questions at (850) 701-4797.


If you were unable to attend, we hope to see you in 2018. Check the website in the coming months for location details and a preliminary agenda.

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