Tropical Audubon Conservation Workshop: FYI

TAS Conservation Workshop

Sat., September 18 | 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.|The Deering Estate

Tropical Audubon will host its annual conservation workshop to set the conservation agenda for the coming year at The Deering Estate. 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.

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 & BBCW

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 Deering Historian, TBA

Read for more information. If you would like to volunteer at this event, please contact Stephanie. Check us out on Facebook!

About Stephen E. McGaughey
Resident of the City of Coral Gables

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