Fall Symposium 2017

Fall Symposium 2017


Detailed Schedule of Presentations HERE.

9:00 am – Coffee, Registration and Networking

9:30 am – “Water Our Options?”

Hear short presentations by and for civic leaders, utility departments, and water management organizations about problems we’re facing and possible solutions.

Kids Swimming in Blue Spring


Jane Durocher, Middle Basin Advocacy Director
St. John’s Riverkeeper

“Water’s Journey: Hidden Rivers of Florida”

Enjoy lunch and an eye-opening film that follows a team of divers through the Floridan aquifer, with a presentation about the source of drinking water beneath our feet. Catered lunch of organic wraps and chips provided for $11 per person. Choices include Turkey with Cheese, Tuna, or Gluten-free Vegetarian wraps. Select lunch preferences with registration HERE.


12:00 PM – “Don’t Water It Down”

Attend informative, public-oriented presentations about our water levels and flows, protection and recovery strategies, saving our springs, the St. Johns River, and the urgent need for neighborhood involvement. Then, participate in round-table discussions to share your ideas.

Speakers include:

Clay Henderson  (Moderator)
Executive Director
Stetson University Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience

Robert A. Mattson
Environmental Scientist V
St. Johns River Water Management District

Casey Fitzgerald
Director, Springs Protection Initiative
St. Johns River Water Management District

Raul Palenzuela
Deputy Public Works Director/City Engineer
Orange City

Lisa Rinaman
St. Johns Riverkeeper

Moira Homann
BMAP Coordinator
Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Dr. Katie Tripp
Harbor Oaks Neighborhood Association

4:45 pm – “Beer Review”

Top off the day with craft beer tastings, a brief presentation and tour of the brewery at Persimmon Hollow Brewing Co.

Register NOW to reserve your place

Admission is FREE to attend all sessions; with an optional catered lunch for $11. Lunch includes a large wrap, chips and water, with your choice of Tuna, Turkey w/cheese, or Vegetarian wrap. Make your wrap selection in advance with your registration.

Click here to REGISTER now

Water issues affect us all.
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