The Tropical Audubon Society is set to host their annual conservation workshop, Saturday, September 18, at the Deering Estate located in Palmetto Bay. This is a great opportunity for Palmetto Bay residents to learn key issues that impact the local environment and overall quality of life.
The day will begin with a bird walk at 7 a.m. followed by breakfast at 8 a.m. From 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., a series of knowledgeable speakers will discuss conservation issues.
Here’s the day’s agenda:
7:00 a.m. – Bird Walk. Meet at the visitor center, Ernest Lent to lead
8:00 a.m. – Breakfast. Meet at the visitor center
8:15 a.m. – Opening Remarks by Tropical Audubon President, Joe Barros, and Conservation co-chairs, John Ogden and Dennis Olle
8:30 a.m. – Growth, Maintaining the Urban Development Boundary & the Evaluation Appraisal Report. Mark Woerner, Chief, Metropolitan Planning Division, Miami-Dade Planning and Zoning
9:30 a.m. – Parks Master Plan to Improve Bird Conservation. Maria Nardi, Park Systems Planning, Miami-Dade Parks and Recreation
10:30 a.m. – Conflicting Issues for Restoration: Agricultural Drawdown & FPL. Sarah Bellmund, Ecologist, National Park Service
11:30 a.m. – Next Steps for the Southern Everglades: Tamiami Trail, C-111 & Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands. Ken Ammon , Deputy Executive Director, Everglades Restoration & Capitol Projects, South Florida Water Management District
12:30 p.m. – Lunch Provided
1:00 p.m. – Open Discussion
3:00 p.m. – Optional Historical Walking Tour Lead by a Deering Historian
For more information, please contact Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org