Emergency Webinar on Indian River Lagoon Water Crisis and Everglades Planning: An Ongoing Crisis, an Emerging Solution

1000 Friends of Florida


Wednesday, August 28, 2013
noon - 1:30 p.m. EDT

Tallahassee, FL, United States

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1000 Friends of Florida and the Everglades Foundation are partnering on this free "emergency" webinar. Tens of billions of gallons of dangerously polluted water is rushing into the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Rivers, damaging the environment and threatening human health. Thousands of people have staged protests and elected officials are taking note of the crisis. Part of the solution is the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP). On August 15, the South Florida Water Management District gave initial approval of the CEPP. During this webinar we will discuss the current crisis and its impact throughout the ecosystem, the importance of CEPP, what other projects need to be completed, and the next steps we need to take to protect America's Everglades. This webinar presents a substantive discussion with key staff of The Everglades Foundation on the challenges and solutions involving the Florida Everglades.

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Dawn Shirreffs

Confirmed Speaker

Dawn Shirreffs, Sr. Policy Advisor, Everglades Foundation Dawn Shirreffs is the Senior Everglades Policy Advisor for the Everglades Foundation. Dawn’s primary focus is researching, developing, and implementing policy positions relating to Everglades protection and restoration at varying levels of government. Dawn has twice served as the national co-chair of ... Read More

Stephen Davis III

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Stephen Davis III, Wetland Ecologist, Everglades Foundation Stephen Davis, a native of Ohio, graduated from Georgetown College in Georgetown, Ky., with a bachelor’s degree in biology and environmental science. In addition, he attended Morehead State University in Morehead, Ky., and received a master’s degree in biological and environmental ... Read More

Charles Pattison

Confirmed Speaker

Charles Pattison FAICP As President of 1000 Friends of Florida, Pattison is responsible to the Board for the day-to-day administration of the 1000 Friends’ office which includes working with Florida’s citizens and communities. He also works with the state’s executive and legislative branches on land use and long ... Read More

Eric Eikenberg

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Eric Eikenberg, CEO, Everglades Foundation Appointed to the position of CEO by the Foundation’s board in 2012, Eric Eikenberg has extensive policy and political experience in Tallahassee and Washington. He served as chief of staff for former Gov. Charlie Crist and former U.S. Rep. E. Clay Shaw. Since ... Read More