Waterkeepers Florida in Gainesville, FL 2019-02-08-09

Update 2019-02-09: Pictures.

All the Waterkeepers of Florida are gathered today and tomorrow at the 25th Annual Public Interest Environmental Conference (PIEC) at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

PIEC 25 banner

On the agenda in the afternoon 2PM session today:

Keeping Watch Over Our Waters: Florida’s Riverkeepers Location: MLAC Courtroom
Jen Lomberk | Executive Director and Matanzas Riverkeeper
Lisa Rinaman | St. Johns Riverkeeper
Kelly Cox | Staff Attorney & Program Director, Miami Waterkeeper
Student Panel Assistants: Sarah Molinaro & Alexa Menashe | Faculty Advisor and Moderator: Professor Christine Klein

I will also be going to:

Banquet 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Securing Our Right to a Healthy Environment

Location: Gainesville Woman’s Club (Ticket Required)
Keynote Speaker: Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper and leader of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network will discuss her most recent book The Green Amendment and how communities can organize around this movement.

See you there.

Also, at some time Saturday morning, the newly-formed Waterkeepers Florida will hold its first in-person board meeting (WKA FL usually meets via teleconference).

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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