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4th Annual ELI-Stetson Wetlands Workshop: "Beyond the Clean Water Act: The Role of State & Local Wetland Programs & The Potential of Brownfields As Mitigation Sites"

  • Stetson Law's Gulfport Campus 1401 61st Street South Gulfport, FL, 33707 United States (map)

The Environmental Law Institute and Stetson's Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy are pleased to announce the Fourth Annual ELI-Stetson Wetlands Workshop, which will be held in the Great Hall on Stetson Law's Gulfport campus on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016. This year's workshop will focus on protection of wetlands through state and local regulation, as well as using brownfields as potential wetland mitigation sites. The workshop will include an optional morning field trip to nearby mitigation sites and will conclude with an evening poolside networking reception sponsored by Mechanik Nuccio Hearne & Wester, P.A.

Draft Agenda (Subject to Change)

9:00 a.m. - Optional Mitigation Site Field Trip (Ulele Spring site in Tampa and landfill site in Pinellas County)
12:00 p.m. - Opening Remarks
12:15 p.m. - Session One: State and Local Regulation and Protection of Wetlands

  • Foreman Biodiversity Lecture: Jeanne Christie, Association of State Wetland Managers

12:45 p.m. - Panel Discussion:

  • Bruce Lonnee, Athens-Clarke County Planning Department
  • Anthony Cotter, Orange County Attorney's Office
  • Andrew Zodrow, Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County
  • Moderator: Royal Gardner, Stetson University College of Law

2:00 p.m. - Networking Break
2:30 p.m. - Session Two: Brownfields as Potential Wetland Mitigation Sites

  • Keynote Address: Doug Lashley, GreenVest, LLC

3:00 p.m. - Panel Discussion:

  • Bill Spinner, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
  • Tara Allden, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
  • John Pendergrass, Environmental Law Institute
  • Moderator: Frank Hearne, Mechanik Nuccio Hearne & Wester, P. A.

4:15 p.m. - Breakout Sessions
5:15 p.m. - Poolside Networking Reception sponsored by Mechanik Nuccio Hearne & Wester, P.A.

Registration Fees

Regular: $125
Web only: $100
Government, academic, nonprofit, ELI members: $75 (web or live)
Students: free (web or live)
Optional Field Trip: $25
CLE Credit (Florida only): Included in registration fee

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