2018 DeLand Water Festival

The Volusia Water Alliance invites local chalk artists to participate in an event to be held Saturday, April 28, during our 2018 Water Festival in DeLand, Florida. An honorarium of $150 will be given to each chalk artist.

Deadline for applications is March 30, 2018.
Space is limited and will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis.

Click here to download information and application.


2017 Symposium Presentations

Friday, October 27, 2017

9:00 a.m. Registration, Coffee, and Networking

9:30 a.m. Welcome, Announcements, and Blue Spring Alliance Update
Saundra Gray, Chair, Blue Spring Alliance

9:40 a.m. Technical Presentations and Organizational Updates
Moderator: Jane Durocher, Middle Basin Advocacy Director, St. Johns Riverkeeper

West Volusia Audubon/Volusia Water Alliance
Stephen Kintner, Vice President and Conservation Chair, West Volusia Audubon Continue reading “2017 Symposium Presentations”

Casey Fitzgerald

“Outstanding Florida Springs of the St. Johns River System”

Mr. Fitzgerald has been involved in natural resource protection and management for over 30 years. He has served in the state capital as the Bureau Chief of State Lands Management in the former Florida Department of Natural Resources, as the Assistant Director of the Florida Conservation Association and is currently serving as the Director of the Springs Protection Initiative with the St. Johns River Water Management District.

In his 23-year career at the district, Mr. Fitzgerald served primarily as the Assistant Director of the Department of Water Resources overseeing regional ecosystem restoration programs for the St. Johns River, Indian River Lagoon, Lake Apopka and the Harris Chain of Lakes, among others. His current role is as the Director of the district’s Springs Protection Initiative.

Mr. Fitzgerald has also held numerous advisory posts, such as: Chair, Alachua County Environmental Protection Advisory Committee; Vice-chair, State of Florida Consumer Fertilizer Task Force; Member, State of Florida Pollutant Trading Policy Advisory Committee; and Board of Directors, Florida Stormwater Association.

Moira Homann

Moira Homann began her career at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (department) in 2010 as an Environmental Specialist with the Watershed Evaluation and Total Maximum Daily Load (WET) Section. In 2014, she joined the department’s Watershed Planning and Coordination Section as an Environmental Consultant working as the Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP) coordinator for Wakulla Springs, Volusia Blue Spring, Wekiva, Lake Jesup and Lakes Harney and Monroe. Moira received a Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resource Conservation Management from the University of Kentucky’s College of Agriculture in 2004; and a joint Master’s Degree in Environmental Science and Public Affairs from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs in 2009.