Proceedings of the Environmental Symposium 2011
August 19, 2011, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
UNF University Center, 12000 Alumni Drive
Objectives of the Symposium
Too often, community leaders focus on the issues of today, instead of clearly visioning the future. As an aid to seeing the path to the future, the City of Jacksonville’s Environmental Protection Board (EPB) and the University of North Florida presented the 2011 Jacksonville Environmental Symposium: Building a Greener Quality of Life. The symposium brought together residents, government agencies, utilities and innovators in a forum designed to foster an atmosphere of cooperation in environmental achievement.
Background and Information
This symposium presented a unique opportunity for members of the community to interact with the regulatory agencies responsible for developing and implementing environmental policy. Residents had an opportunity to better understand environmental goals for our community. The symposium provided valuable opportunities for communication and to further the goal of protecting limited natural resources and improving the quality of life in Northeast Florida.
2011 Environmental Protection Board Award Winners
Presented at the 2011 Environmental Symposium
|Christi P. Veleta Award Winner: Neil Armingeon
||Charles E. Bennett Award Winner: Mark Middlebrook
- Sustainabilty Team: Go Green, John Shellhorn, Office of Sustainability, City of Jacksonville
- Low Impact Development Panel, Vince Seibold, P. E. City of Jacksonville
- LID Manual, Rich Wagner, P. E. CDM and Brett Cunningham, P. E. , Jones Edmunds
- Environmental Justice and LID, Frank Baker, US EPA
- Future of LID in Duval County, John Pappas, P. E., City of Jacksonville and Gary J. Bowers, MD, JEPB
- Water Supply, Kevin Hayes, P. G. City of Jacksonville,
- St Johns River Restoration/Statewide Implications, Dan Morton, City of Jacksonville
- Septic Tank Model, Rick Hicks, FDEP
- Urban Creek: Fish Consumption, Frank Baker, US EPA and Kendra Goff, FDOH
- Floating Wetlands Island, Kristine P. Jones, FDEP
- Manatee Protection Plan, A. Quinton White, Jr., Ph. D., JU and Jody McDaniel, City of Jacksonville
- Sustainability Successes, Sarah Boren, USGBC
- State of the River/River Accord, Gary J. Bowers, M. D., JEPB