Indian River Lagoon Symposium
Hosted by Commissioner Tim Zorc, the Indian River Lagoon Symposium held on March 26 2013 was a multi-institutional, multi-agency forum discussing science and the health of the Indian River lagoon. The symposium was open to scientists, decision makers, students, education and outreach professionals, and the interested public. The intent was to help facilitate better communication among these groups so that the gaps between research and its application can be narrowed.
Part One
History of lagoon and Indian River Farms Water Control District
David Gunter, Indian River Farms Water Control District
Present Condition Overview, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Dr. Margaret Leinen, Executive Director, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Nutrients and Water Quality
Brian Laponte, Ph.D. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute – FAU
Septic Systems
Cheryl Dunn, Director Indian River County Health Department
Department of Transportation and Municipal Drainage Outfalls
Chris Mora, Indian River County Public Works Director
Part Two
Sea Grasses in the Indian River Lagoon
Dr. Dennis Hanisak, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute - FAU
Overview of the algal blooms and subsequent loss of Sea Grass,
Charles Jacoby, Environmental Scientist, SJWMD
Sea Grass Transplanting
Drew Campbell Environmental & Marine Consulting Services Inc
RISSA Rotary Initiative Submerged Sea Grass Awareness
Paul U. Dritenbas, Architect, A.I.A., NCARB, LEED A.P.
Part Three
Environmental Learning Center
Holly Dill, Executive Director
Critical Fishery Habitat Loss & Ecosystems Impacts
Dr. Grant Gilmore
Lymphosarcoma in Redfin Needlefish
Yasunari Kiryu, Florida Fish Wildlife Conservation Commission
Save the Water Babies / Locating Sources of Pollution
Edie Widder, PH. D. Co-Founder, CEO & Senior Scientist, ORCA
Coastal Conservation Association of Florida
Lange Sykes, CCA Florida President, Treasure Coast Chapter
Part Four
No Presentation
Indian River Land Trust Presentation
Ken Grudens Executive Director
Main relief canals reverse water flow
Hector Herrera, SJWMD
Main relief canals reverse water flow
Commissioner Bob Solari
Bethel Creek
Michael Walther, P.E., D. CE Coastal Tech
Indian River Lagoon
Troy Rice, Director, Indian River Lagoon Program, SJWMD
Indian River Lagoon Coalition "Call to Action"
John Orcutt
Indian River County Computer Services 2013