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Forum for Ecological Restoration


St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve
3915 Highway C-30
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(850) 229-1787

Date and Time

  • Tue, May 13, 9 am - 4:30 pm


Come join us for an interactive forum for ecological restoration professionals. This is the first in an anticipated series of topical forums to share experiences and lessons learned, ask questions, find out about potential funding and more. The goals are to learn from each other and encourage science-based decision making to improve success of restoration projects.

This first forum will focus on sea grass restoration and building a network of support and collaboration among restoration professionals.

Topics to be included:

  • Case studies of seagrass restoration projects, including lessons learne,d techniques, etc.
  • Science-based approaches to seagrass restoration: transplanting, mapping, monitoring and maintenance
  • Florida DEP Ecosystem Restoration Program nursery
  • Laws & regulations regarding boating damage and mitigation
  • Brief overview of RESTORE Act funding
  • Introduction to Society for Ecological Restoration - SE Chapter and potential certification program
  • Identifying the top issues for future forums and creating partnerships.

Who should attend? Anyone who works with planning, designing, installing, permitting, reviewing, managing or funding ecological restoration projects.

Pre-registration is required. $10, includes lunch and materials. Register online at http://gulfcoastaltraining.com/. Register online and make check payable to Friends of the Reserve, 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL 32328.

For more information, contact Rosalyn Kilcollins at (850) 670-7708 or Rosalyn.kilcollins@dep.state.fl.us.

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