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State of the Reserve 2019: Celebrating 20 Years (Morning Sessions)

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Environmental Education Center

505 Guana River Road

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

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The GTM Research Reserve is proud to host the State of the Reserve on Friday, February 1, 2019.

This year, State of the Reserve will have three main components: morning breakout sessions, a series of scientific presentations in the afternoon, and an evening poster reception. The theme of the event is “Celebrating 20 Years”, which focuses on the science, education, and management of the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve since its designation in 1999. This registration form is specifically for the morning workshop sessions. If you are interested in attending the science symposium and poster session in the afternoon, please register here.


State of the Reserve Agenda (tentative)

All programs are free.

9:00 a.m.- 9:45 a.m.

Welcome, Introduction to the events of the day, Introduction to Eutrophication

10:00 a.m.- 10:50 a.m.

Morning Breakout Session #1

  • Research & GTM Programs

(Switch at 10:20 a.m.)

Morning Breakout Session #2

  • Managing Eutrophication

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Morning Combined Session focusing on what you can do to alleviate the effects of eutrophication.

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch: At this time, lunches are NOT provided. If you are planning on attending the morning and afternoon sessions, please come prepared with a lunch plan and note there is 1 hr avaliable for lunch. There are several options that can be suggested:

  • Pack your own lunch (there are plenty of picnic tables and an amphitheater to eat at)
  • Exxon gas station (located on A1A at the end of Guana River Road)
  • Aunt Kate's (5.6 miles south of EEC, 612 Euclid Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084)
  • Cap's On The Water (5.4 miles south of EEC, 4325 Myrtle St, St. Augustine, FL 32084)
  • Publix (7.8 miles south of EEC, 55 Ava Way, Saint Augustine, FL 32084)
  • Puccini's Pizzeria (7.9 miles south of the EEC, 85 Ava Way, St. Augustine, FL 32084)
  • Beaches at Vilano (8.2 miles south of EEC, 254 Vilano Rd, St. Augustine, FL 32084)
  • Vilano Grill (8.1 miles south of EEC, 180 Vilano Rd, St. Augustine, FL 32084)
  • Sandwich Man (10.1 miles north of EEC, 1110 A1A N #102, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082)


Registration Instructions

You will need to accept or decline Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Release Form for photographs, videos, audio recordings, and artworks.

As part of the GTM Research Reserve's continuing efforts to be sustainable, we are piloting the use of a mobile app during the event this year. Please choose an option on the registration form and specify whether you would be interested in downloading and using a mobile app (in place of a printed program) during State of the Reserve.

By submitting and completing your registration, you hereby release all rights to FDEP. If you have any questions or changes, contact Kaitlyn Dietz at (904) 823-4500 or kaitlyn.dietz@floridadep.gov.

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