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CANCELLED - March 2020 Technical Meeting

In an abundance of caution and due to public health concerns related to COVID-19, this meeting has been cancelled. Refunds will be offered to paid registrants. AWRA Florida hopes to re-schedule a Technical Meeting in Tampa sometime later this year.

Meeting Location
The Florida Aquarium | 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602

Parking is NOT included with meeting registration. Parking is available onsite for $6 per vehicle. Additional parking is available in nearby public parking lots (Parking and Venue Location Map). Meeting registration fee includes full admission to the Aquarium facilities, so come early to explore one of the best aquariums in the country. Meeting attendees should enter to the right of the General Admission area under a "Mosaic Center" sign. 

Meeting Sponsors
Gunster | Stanley Consultants | The Balmoral Group | NorthStarHanson | Kimley-Horn | Pine Environmental | GHD | Clementi Environmental Consulting
Contact Samuel Palermo at 561-542-2145 or Brian Wozniak at 941-296-0765 to sponsor this meeting.

Draft Agenda
11:45 AM - Registration Opens
12:00 PM - Lunch and Networking (lunch included with registration)
12:45 PM - Welcome and Opening Remarks - Kellie Clark, Kimley-Horn & Associates, AWRA Florida Vice President; Brian Wozniak, Hanson Professional Services, AWRA Florida Board of Directors
1:00 PM - The Florida Aquarium Water Quality Operations - Veronica Thompson, The Florida Aquarium
1:25 PM - Florida Red Tide Program - Vincent Lovko, Mote Marine Laboratory
1:50 PM - Connections Between the Watershed, Lake Okeechobee Discharges and Algal Blooms in the Caloosahatchee Estuary - Eric Milbrandt, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Marine Lab
2:15 PM - Balm Boyette Scrub Preserve: Stallion Hammock Restoration Project - Janie Hagberg, Southwest Florida Water Management District
2:40 PM - Break
3:00 PM - Nutrient Source Tracking: Innovative Methods To Tackle Simple To Complex Projects - Mary Szafraniec, Wood
3:25 PM - Success of the 4G Ranch Wetlands after 3 Years in Operation - Allison Lewis, Jacobs
3:50 PM - Effects of Lake Okeechobee Operations on Multi-Decadal Trends of Water Quantity and Quality - Mauricio Arias and Osama Tarabih, University of South Florida (USF)
4:15 PM - Microplastic Fate and Transport in the Hillsborough River - Charlotte Haberstroh, USF
4:40 PM - USF AWRA Student Chapter - Open Discussion
4:50 PM - Closing Comments - Kellie Clark and Brian Wozniak
5:00 PM - Networking Reception - Sparkman Wharf (615 Channelside Drive)

Registration
Online meeting registration payments are processed by PayPal. However, a PayPal account is not required. Click on the "Register" button to get started. After being directed to the PayPal website, just click "Pay with Debit or Credit Card". ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS 2 DAYS BEFORE THE MEETING. You can also register and pay in person (via cash, check or credit card) at the meeting.

Hotel Information 
Hotels near meeting location

Meeting Coordinator
Brian Wozniak (941-296-0765)

AWRA Florida Board of Directors Meeting
Date: March 27 at 9:45am at The Florida Aquarium (701 Channelside Drive)
All are welcome to attend as the Board of Directors handles the business of the section.

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