Community Steward Workshop -- Tallahassee Region
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT
Tallahassee, FL, United States
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Presented by 1000 Friends of Florida, this free day-long event will focus on planning and sustainability issues and challenges facing Tallahassee, Leon County and surrounding areas. The workshop will open with a discussion of sustainable development practices in Florida, followed by information on the local planning process as updated in 2011. The Capital Regional Transportation Agency’s new Sustainability Calculator for the Capital Region will be introduced to the community for the first time. A panel of elected officials will give their perspectives on effective advocacy for smart growth. Afternoon panels will focus on sustainability programs being offered by the City of Tallahassee and Leon County, and transportation issues including Moving Tallahassee and the proposed Orchard Pond Toll Road. Another panel will highlight efforts to protect regional natural systems, including St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, Wakulla Springs and the Red Hills. The day will conclude with a panel on planning and conservation initiatives facing Florida over the coming year, including information on the work of the Florida Conservation Coalition, an overview of the proposed constitutional amendment for the acquisition of environmentally sensitive lands, and growth management issues likely to surface during the 2013 legislative session.