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Springs Restoration Summit 2016

  • College of Central Florida Ocala, Florida United States (map)

Please Join Us! Our Director will be speaking on Saturday's "Springs Legal Remedies" panel, alongside John Thomas, Esq., Heather Culp, Esq., and Linda Young.  

CEJ's Traci Deen will be a featured panelist!

Florida Springs Restoration Summit 2016
Protect the future of our springs
September 30-October 2, 2016
College of Central Florida, Ocala, Florida

Learn from state leaders and experts on how we can make meaningful springs restoration a reality

The 2016 Springs Summit will bring together scientists, academics, advocates, reporters, policy makers, and other citizens to discuss the status of springs health and steps needed for meaningful springs restoration and long-term protection. The knowledge gained will be used to create a Springs Restoration Action Plan for Florida.

The Florida Springs Council, in cooperation with the Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida, the Florida Springs Institute, Save the Manatee Club, Sea to Shore Alliance, and Normandeau Associates, Inc. are hosting this 3-day Springs Summit.

The cost to attend the Springs Summit has been kept low to encourage participation by members of the public and nonprofit organizations. We encourage organizations, businesses, agencies, and other interested parties to show their support for springs by becoming a sponsor.

The desired outcome for the 2016 Springs Summit is a highly informed group of participants who can work together to recognize the threats to Florida’s springs and follow through on implementing meaningful springs restoration and protection actions. The Action Plan will consolidate key points and next steps to support implementation and will be made available to Springs Summit attendees following this important event.

The Florida Springs Restoration Summit 2016 will bring together 200 scientists, policy makers, academics, and citizens to develop a statewide roadmap for springs restoration and protection.

Plenary sessions on the first day will provide the latest news on springs science and management. Day 2 will include panel/audience discussions to explore and map out a plan for meaningful springs restoration and long-term protection.

A poster session and reception will be held the first evening and a keynote dinner on the second evening. A half-day field trip to Silver Springs will be offered on the third day (Oct. 2nd) of the summit. The Florida Springs Restoration Summit is supported through funds from a Protect Florida Springs License Plate grant.

Summit Organizers:

Florida Springs Council
Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida
Florida Springs Institute
Save the Manatee Club
Sea to Shore Alliance
Normandeau Associates

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