Tuesday, August 08, 2017 - 8:00am EDT to Friday, August 11, 2017 - 5:00pm EDT
Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection
Coral Reef Conservation Program
Marriott Harbor Beach Hotel
3030 Holiday Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL33316
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Coastal Office announces a week-long set of workshops and meetings with opportunities for public observation and engagement.
The United States Coral Reef Task Force (USCRTF) was established to lead U.S. efforts to preserve and protect coral reef ecosystems by helping build partnerships, strategies and support for on-the-ground action to conserve coral reefs. The 38th Bi-Annual USCRTF Business Meeting on Friday, August 11th, will provide an opportunity to hear reports on the status of Florida’s ongoing coral reef initiatives and research in local areas, as well as allow for public comment regarding the U.S. and Florida’s coral reefs and their conservation. The theme of this year’s meeting is Healthy Reefs for a Healthy Economy.
A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Lindsay Guthrie by e-mail: Lindsay.Guthrie@dep.state.fl.us or by phone: (850)245-2095. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 48 hours before the workshop/meeting by contacting: Meghan Balling at Meghan.Balling@dep.state.fl.us. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.