Florida Shore & Beach Preservation Association Annual Meeting
September 16 - 18, 2009
Amelia Island Plantation
Amelia Island, Florida

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009     

1:00 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.


Deborah Flack, Director of Governmental Affairs, FSBPA, Tallahassee, FL


Moderator: Brian Flynn, Vice Chair, FSBPA


1:10 p.m.

Opening Keynote:  Amelia Island Beach Management - Partnering and Perseverance

Erik Olsen, P.E., President, Olsen Associates, Inc., Jacksonville, FL


1:55 p.m.

Fulfilling the Promise of Inlet Management to Reduce Future Beach Nourishment Needs

Tom Campbell, P.E., President, Coastal Planning and Engineering, Inc., Boca Raton, FL


2:20 p.m.

Structures and Beach Management

Michael Walther, P.E., Coastal Technology Corporation, Vero Beach, FL


3:20 p.m.

Canaveral Harbor, FL – Final Mitigation for Beach Impacts

Kevin Bodge, Ph.D., P.E., Olsen Associates, Inc., Jacksonville, FL


3:45 p.m.

Pass Chaland to Grand Bayou Pass Barrier Shoreline Restoration, Plaquemines Parish, LA

Michael Poff, P.E., Coastal Engineering Consultants, Inc., Naples, FL


4:10 p.m.

The Recommendations of the Beach Management Working Group (BMWG) on Program Effectiveness


Who, What, and Why:  The Legislative Charge, the Committee, the Report, and Recommendations

Steve Boutelle, Chair of the Beach Management Working Group, and Lee County Division of Natural Resources, Fort Myers, FL

How will this Change the way DEP does Business? Rule-making, Agency Practice and Current-year Proviso

Michael Barnett, P.E., Bureau Chief, Bureau of Beaches and Coastal Systems, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Tallahassee, FL

What, if Anything, is Next?

Lisa Armbruster, Assistant Director of Governmental Affairs, FSBPA, Tallahassee, FL


5:10 p.m. 




Thursday, September 17, 2009         


8:30 a.m.

Oil and Gas Drilling in Florida Waters: A Panel Discussion of Just One Side of the StoryIntro and Moderator: Debbie Flack, Director of Governmental Affairs, FSBPA, Tallahassee, FL


The Tourism-based Perspective

D.T. Minich, CDME, Executive Director, St. Petersburg/Clearwater Area Convention & Visitors Bureau


Potential Impacts to Local Coastal Governments

Commissioner Doug Smith, Vice-Chair, Board of County Commissioners, Martin County, FL


The Concerns of the Environmental Coalition

Eric Draper, Deputy Director/Policy Director, Audubon of Florida, Tallahassee, FL


A Voice Within the Florida Legislature

Senator Dennis Jones, District 13, Pinellas County


9:50 a.m.

Messaging in Preparation for the 2010 Legislative Session and Beyond

Diana Ferguson, Esq., Legislative Attorney, Florida Association of Counties, Tallahassee, FL


10:45 a.m.

Dwindling Offshore Sand Resources in Florida – How Might Oil and Gas Exploration and Supply Lines Further Limit Remaining Sand Sources –  What can we do about it?

Tom Campbell, P.E., President, Charles W. Finkl, Ph.D., and Melany Larenas, P.G., Coastal Planning and Engineering, Inc., Boca Raton, FL


11:10 a.m.

Maybe It’s Time to Change the Process

James Marino, P.E., Director of Engineering, Coastal Technology Corporation, DeBary, FL


11:35 a.m.

The Statutory Foundation of Florida’s Beach Management Program to be Reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court – What are the Implications?

Linda Loomis Shelley, Fowler White Boggs Banker, P.A., and Counsel to FSBPA


12:15 p.m.

FSBPA Annual Business Meeting




Friday, September 18, 2009           


8:45 a.m.

FSBPA Legislative Award Presentation

U.S. Senator Bill Nelson

The Senator’s personal comments on Federal funding for beach nourishment and the current challenges of protecting Florida’s beaches from the adverse

impacts of offshore drilling


Moderator: Virginia Barker, Director, FSBPA


9:30 a.m.

FY 2010 and Beyond: Federal Shore-Protection Funding and Florida’s Federally-Authorized Beach Projects

Col. Al Pantano, District Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,

Jacksonville, FL


9:55 a.m.

St. Johns County Regional Sediment Management Study

Matthew Schrader, P.E., U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, Jacksonville, FL


10:20 a.m.

Impact of the Summer Haven Dune Breach on the Matanzas Inlet and Sedimentation in the Intracoastal Waterway in St. John’s County, FL

Michael B. Kabiling, Ph.D., P.E., and Kristen M. Odroniec, E.I., Taylor

Engineering, Inc., Jacksonville, FL


11:05 a.m.

The South Lake Worth Inlet Management Plan: Balancing User Groups, Stakeholders, Threatened Resources and Diminishing Sand Sources

Leanne Welch, Palm Beach County Department of Environmental Resources Management, West Palm Beach, FL


11:30 a.m.

Under the Sea with the Florida Sea Grant College Program

Michael Poff, Coastal Engineering Consultants, Naples, FL, and Karl Havens, Florida Sea Grant, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL


11:50 a.m.

Hurricane Repair at Lido Key with High Quality Sand from New Pass

Thomas A. Pierro, P.E., and Richard Spadoni, Coastal Planning and Engineering, Inc., Boca Raton, FL, and Alex DavisShaw, P.E., City of Sarasota, Sarasota, FL


12:15 p.m.

Conference Adjourns