Salty Topics: Restoring Tampa Bay: 25 Years of Progress
Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 6:45 PM to 8:15 PM (EDT)
UF/IFAS Pinellas County Sea Grant Extension Presents
Restoring Tampa Bay: 25 Years of Progress
Join us for "Salty Topics", Pinellas County Sea Grant Extension sponsored Marine Science Speaker series at Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center.
Tampa Bay has recovered from an algae-covered, nutrient-enriched, smelly estuary in the 1970s to the functioning and productive bay we see today. This remarkable recovery is due to actions taken by many individuals, companies, industries, agencies and governments working together to help restore Tampa Bay. Today, Tampa Bay’s waters are as clear as they were in 1950, and contains 12,000 more acres of seagrass than in 1980—despite a more than doubling of population in our watershed. Find out what makes this signature waterway in our own backyard an internationally known success story, and what challenges must be addressed to maintain the bay’s recovery in the future.
Holly Greening earned a MS from Florida State University following extensive estuarine food web studies. Her professional career has focused on managing watershed and estuarine projects. As Executive Director of the Tampa Bay Estuary Program, Holly is responsible for maintaining the strong partnerships forged through TBEP, continuing the bay’s science-based restoration and recovery strategies. Holly has served on the Estuarine Research Federation Governing Board, the National Academy of Sciences Ocean Studies Board, four National Research Council Committees, as Co-Chair of the 2011 Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation Conference, and as Chair of the Association of National Estuary Programs. She is currently serving on the Florida Oceans and Coastal Council, and as Associate Editor for the scientific journal Estuaries and Coasts.
We are happy to host the series at Weedon Island Cultural and Natural History Center at 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St Petersburg, FL 33702, with refreshments donated from the Friends of Weedon Island (http://fowi.org).
6:00 p.m. Friends of Weedon Island Meeting, Public is Invited (http://fowi.org)
6:45 p.m. Light Refreshments
7:00 p.m. Salty Topics
For more information please contact Libby Carnahan at (727) 453-6522
Before continuing, we would like to make you aware of our reservation policies. Cancellations - If your class is canceled for any reason you will be notified no less than 24 hours prior to class start. We will provide a full refund for cancellations made by Pinellas County Extension. Refunds may take up to 30 days to process. Payment - We require full payment at time of reservation so be prepared with a credit card to complete this transaction. Refunds - Refunds will be made in the event of a class cancellation or if the registrant requests a refund 24 hours prior to the class time. Reservations - You must be 18 to make a reservation. If you are under 18 and want to attend a class you must register and attend with a parent or guardian.
The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information, and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions, or affiliations. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A&M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating.
When & Where
Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center - Pinellas County Extension
Pinellas County Extension at Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center is proud to offer a variety of educational and interpretive programs for the public. The goal of these programs is to empower citizens to make informed decisions about natural and cultural resources. Center programs interpret the natural, cultural and archaeological history of the Preserve in order to demonstrate how the environment and people support and shape each other.
For more information please call (727) 453-6500.
Center Hours: Thurs.-Sat. 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.