Christine coordinates spatial data collection, management, interpretation, and analysis for dredging, ecological, and engineering projects. When not mapping the oceans, she manages communications for ANAMAR.

Jan
07

Hearing Held this Week to Begin Implementing the Florida Water and Land Conservation Amendment 1

Hearing Held this Week to Begin Implementing the Florida Water and Land Conservation Amendment 1

The Senate Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee is holding a hearing this week regarding the Florida Water and Land Conservation Amendment (Amendment 1).  Staff will present on implementation of the amendment, which passed in the November 2014 election with 75% of voters in favor of the measure.  The measure designates significant funds to conservation for the next 20 years.  Funding is drawn from an existing real estate tax.

Photo by Mark Long – courtesy of Florida’s Land and Water Legacy

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Mar
10

Tonight in Gainesville: Fragile Springs Forum

 

The Gainesville Sun is holding a forum on the condition of our region's natural springs and other issues involving water quality and quantity in our state. The Fragile Springs forum will be held March 10 at 7 p.m. at the Fine Arts Hall at Santa Fe College, 3000 NW 83rd St. in Gainesville. The event is free and open to the public.

The event will include a panel discussion featuring Florida Springs Institute Director Robert Knight, Florida Farm Bureau Director of Government and Community Affairs Charles Shinn, Gainesville Regional Utilities Supervising Engineer Rick Hutton, Springs Eternal Project Co-director John Moran and Suwannee River Water Management District Executive Director Ann Shortelle.

 

http://www.bobgrahamcenter.ufl.edu/event/gainesville-sun-fragile-springs-forum

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Mar
22

Springs Celebration/Chili Cookoff

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The 6th annual Springs Celebration and Chili Cookoff will be held Saturday, 3/23 at O'Leno State Park.  A canned food donation gets you in the gate.  Music, dance troupes, exhibits, springs awareness, and chili!

http://www.alachuacounty.us/Depts/EPD/WaterResources/GroundwaterAndSprings/Pages/Santa-Fe-River-Springs-Basin-Working-Group.aspx

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Mar
12

Public Meeting - RESTORE Act (Deepwater Horizon)

DEP and FWC will co-host a meeting Wednesday, March 13, 2013 to gather public input for project ideas leveraging the funds from the RESTORE Act.  The RESTORE Act, which was passed by Congress on June 29, 2012 and signed into law on July 6, 2012 by the President, provides a vehicle for Clean Water Act civil and administrative penalties from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.  Meeting details below..

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Research Institute
100 Eighth Ave. SE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
6:00 p.m. EST Open House / Registration
6:30 – 9:00 p.m. EST Meeting & Public Comment

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