Thursday, July 14th 2016
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Thursday, July 14th, 2016
Santa Fe River Springs Protection Forum
Runs through Thursday, July 14th, 2016
Time & Place
9:30AM - 4:00PM EDT
High Springs New Century Woman's Club; 23674 US 27; High Springs, FL
The springs forum was created by concerned citizens to create a venue where government officials, professionals, and the public can discuss the issues and solutions to protecting our local springs. Alachua County Environmental Protection Department coordinates quarterly meetings, which are open to the public, for the working group.
The next Santa Fe Springs Protection Forum will be on Thursday, July 14 at the High Springs New Century Woman’s Club at 23674 U.S. Highway 27 in High Springs (near City Hall). The meeting will be from 9:30-4:00 with a lunch break mid-day. Please mark your calendars!
9:30- 9:35: Welcome - Stacie Greco, Alachua County Environmental Protectioon Department
9:35-10:00: Introductions & Announcements
10:00-10:30: Santa Fe River & Springs Hydrologic Update - Tom Mirti, SRWMD
10:30-11:10: Flow Reversals as Potential Drivers of Spring Ecosystem Change - Bobby Hensley, UF School of Forest Resources
11:20-12:00: Santa Fe Restoration Focus Area Update - Rick Hicks, Florida DEP
12:00- 1:30: Lunch (on your own)
1:30- 2:30: Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Panel - Rob Mattson, SJRWMD; Eric Nagid, FWC; Ryan Hamn, FWC, Jennifer Sagan, Amec Foster Wheler
2:30- 2:50: Future of Volunteer Groundwater Monitoring in the Lower Santa Fe River Basin - Rick Copeland, Aquifer Watch
2:50- 3:20: Sierra Club Water Initiatives - Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson, Sierra Club
3:20- 3:30: Wrap-Up
3:30- 4:00: Tour of the North Florida Springs Environmental Center (just across the street at 99 NW 1st Avenue) - Heather Culp, Florida Springs Institute
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