The Florida Coastal Management Program is based on a network of agencies implementing 24 statutes that protect and enhance the state's natural, cultural and economic coastal resources. The goal of the program is to coordinate local, state and federal agency activities using existing laws to ensure that Florida's coast is as valuable to future generations as it is today.
The Florida Coastal Management Program's annual meeting brings together various stakeholders and partners (local, state and federal) to broaden awareness of the program's activities, expand partnerships and discuss local coastal management issues. The first annual meeting was held in Tallahassee in 2016, as a state-wide summit discussing the Program's activities and successes from the previous five years. Subsequent annual meetings are being held in different regions of the state to focus on local coastal management topics of interest. The 2017 meeting was held in St. Augustine and highlighted coastal management activities and locally relevant issues within Florida's northeast region.
This year's meeting will focus on a theme of resiliency, strong communities, and risk preparedness in the southwest region of Florida and will be held in the City of Clearwater on May 16-17, 2018.
To reserve a room, please reserve online here using the group code: FCO18
Group Name: FCMP Annual Meeting
Group Code: FCO18
(To enter the group code click "+More options" on the reservations page.)
Date range for room block price: Tuesday, May 15 to Thursday, May 17.
Deadline to book at the room block price: Monday, April 23.
FYI- When making reservations, the rates are going to include taxes and $25/day resort fee (under taxes and other fees). Unfortunately the reservation site does not allow removal of the fees, however, once at the hotel, the resort fee will be removed. Final receipts will have the correct totals minus resort fees and taxes, if applicable.
Other Hotel Information
There are many other hotels within walking distance or a short drive of Edge Hotel, including:
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.