Tampa Bay Water Quality Restoration Program: Current Status, Lessons Learned and Looking Forward
Co-hosted by AWRA Florida and the
Tampa Bay Estuary Program
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The Rusty Pelican
2425 North Rocky Point Drive
Tampa, Florida 33607
Thursday, September 18
6:00 - 8:00pm
AWRA Florida Board of Directors Meeting - All are welcome to attend as the Board of Directors handles the business of the section. Location: AMEC Office, 4919 Laurel Street, Tampa, FL.
Friday, September 19
Meeting Registration Opens
9:45 - 10:00am
Call to Order and Welcome - Michael DelCharco, President, AWRA Florida
10:00 - 10:30am
FDEP’s Numeric Nutrient Criteria: Status, Lessons Learned from Tampa Bay, and the Path Forward - Daryll Joyner, Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP)
10:30 - 11:00am
Overview of the Tampa Bay Nitrogen Management Program - Holly Greening and Ed Sherwood, Tampa Bay Estuary Program
11:00 - 11:30am
Overview of the Nitrogen Management Consortium and Anticipated Future Challenges - Craig Kovach, Mosaic Fertilizer LLC
11:30am - 12:30pm
Lunch - included with registration fee
12:30 - 1:00pm
Using the Tampa Bay Action Plan Database to Track Nitrogen Management Projects and Estimated Load Reductions - Gerold Morrison, AMEC; Ed Sherwood, Tampa Bay Estuary Program; Terry Hansen, FDEP
1:00 - 1:30pm
Private Sector/Utility Perspective on the Nitrogen Management Effort - Amy Butler, TECO Energy
1:30 - 2:00pm
Old Tampa Bay Integrated Model System: Examining Effects of Nutrient Management Scenarios - Tony Janicki, Janicki Environmental; Brett Cunningham, Jones Edmunds; Steve Peene, Applied Technology & Management; James Fitzpatrick, HDR, Kellie Dixon, Mote Marine Laboratory; Mike Wessel, Janicki Environmental; and Ray Pribble, Janicki Environmental
2:00 - 2:15pm
2:15 - 2:45pm
The Role of Water Quality Credit Trading in Nutrient Reduction Programs - Winston Borkowski, Hopping Green & Sams
2:45 - 3:15pm
Update on Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council Activities - Amber Whittle, Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
3:15 - 3:45pm
Climate Change and Resiliency in Tampa Bay - Gary Mitchum, University of South Florida
3:45 - 4:00pm
Networking - cash bar
Saturday September 20
Kayak or Paddleboard EcoTour - Guide a kayak or paddleboard over shallow waters and through mangrove tree tunnels of Cooper’s Bayou.
Paddle around a calm, shallow bayou, through mangrove tunnels and canals, and enjoy the peace and quiet that this beautiful area provides. There is an abundance of wildlife and Egret, Heron, Ibis and Spoonbill can be seen soaring overhead while mullet and other fish launch themselves out of the water. Stop for a snack and some island exploration. $50 per person.
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