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South District Events Materials and Presentations

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DEP South District Public Outreach Presentations

DEP Meet-Ups Monthly Workshop

The DEP Meet-Ups are free and held the first Wednesday of each month. Time and location are the same. These events provide an opportunity for participants to learn, update and share information with a monthly guest speaker who provides channels of participatory discussions. They are also a great networking opportunity, creating connections across communities, businesses and government agencies to identify actions that can stimulate economic growth and regional cooperation while protecting natural resources.
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Month Topic Presentations
May 28, 2020 Hurricane Preparedness Webinar - Be Ready Before the Storm
March 4, 2020 Florida Friendly Future: Improving Water Quality Together
February 5, 2020 Stormwater BMPs & Tour of the Naples Botanical Garden
  • Managing Stormwater for People and Nature by Steve Preston, Senior Project Manager/NPDES Coordinator for Collier County
    Contact to request copy of presentation
  • Nitrogen Removal Using BioReactor Technology by Greg F. Rawl, Consultant
    Contact to request copy of presentation
  • Naples Botanical Garden, a Model Sustainable Landscape by Chad Washburn, VP of Conservation at Naples Botanical Garden
    Contact to request copy of presentation
January 8, 2020 Got Wetlands? What to Know Before You Buy or Build
September 27, 2019 Building Coastal Resilience in Florida's Gulf Coast
July 12, 2019 Asbestos Contractor Responsibilities
March 27, 2019 Disaster Debris Management Before and After the Storm
March 2019 Drinking Water
January 2019 Annual Solid Waste Rules & Regulation - Class I & III and C&D

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Fifth Annual SWFL Regional Symposium - Economic Enrichment Through Redevelopment
On June 7 and 8, the Department of Environmental Protection South District offered its Fifth Annual South Florida Regional Symposium, in Sebring. This year’s event focused on Economic Enrichment Through Redevelopment.

Representatives from local government and engineering and environmental consulting firms joined state and federal experts to learn more about the economic and environmental benefits of Florida’s Brownfields Redevelopment Program. The program empowers local communities and stakeholders by facilitating redevelopment and job creation by the assessment, clean up, and reuse of properties previously impacted by pollutants.

2017 Presentations
Title Speaker

Brownfield Grant Writing Seminar

NJIT Overview

Elizabeth Limbrick
Project Manager Policy and Planning Innovation for Civil Infrastructure and Environment, 
New Jersey Institute of Technology- NJIT
Solar Energy Solutions for Brownfields Development Pete Pedersen
Managing Principal and co-founder Renova Partners
Human Health Issues Related to Brownfields Dr. Deanna Whathington MD, MPH, FAAFP
Dean and Professor at Petrock College of Health Sciences, School of Graduate Studies
Bethune Cookman University
Legal Development in Brownfields Frank Hearne, Esq.
Mechanik Nuccio Hearne & Wester, P.A.
Legislative Update Michael Sznapstajler
President, Florida Brownfields Association
Ten Best Practices for Designing Sustainable, Healthy Communities & Environments Dr. Christian Wells
Professor, University of South Florida 
Latest Technology & Cleanup Processes Brett Corwin, P.G.
Vice President, Business Development-Biovation
Regional Planning Council Panel Stephanie Heidt
Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council
Grant Writing Nuts and Bolts, Panel Discussion Belinda Richard
EDA's Role in Brownfields Redevelopment Gregory Vaday
Economic Development Representative, Atlanta Regional Office
U.S. Economic Development Administration

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