Florida Shore & Beach Preservation Association Annual Conference
September 22 - 24, 2010
Hyatt Regency
Clearwater Beach, Florida

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1:00 p.m. 
Mayor Frank Hibbard, City of Clearwater,  and Brian Flynn, Chair, FSBPA and Miami-Dade County, Miami, FL

1:10 p.m.
Opening Keynote Address: 
The U.S. Supreme Court Decision: Stop the Beach Renourishment v. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Walton County, and the City of Destin
Gary K. Oldehoff,  Esq., Lewis Stroud & Deutsch, P.L.,  Boca Raton, FL

1:50 p.m.
The “Real” Hometown Hero: The Pinellas County Shore-Protection Project
Jackie Keiser, Chief, Dreding Section, Programs and Project Management Division/Dredging Program Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, Jacksonville, FL

2:15 p.m.
Is the Rate of Sea Level Rise Increasing? An Analysis based on U.S. Tide Gauges
James R. Houston, Director Emeritus , Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, MS, and Robert G. Dean, Professor Emeritus, Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

2:40 p.m.
Stump Pass: the Top Ten List
Michael Poff, P.E., Coastal Engineering Consultants, Inc., Naples, FL

3:00 p.m.
Professional Exchange Break

3:35 p.m.
A Two-Part Presentation on the Indian River Sector 3 Beach Restoration Project

Policy, Politics and the Challenges of Using Upland Sand Sources
Michael Walther, P.E., President, Coastal Technology Corporation, Vero Beach, FL

Design and Construction of a Truck-Haul Project Using Multiple Upland Borrow Areas
Tem Fontaine, E.I., M.S., Coastal Technology Corporation, Vero Beach, FL

4:15 p.m.
A Panel Discussion: The Increasing Costs and Decreasing Support for Post Construction Monitoring of Beach Nourishment Projects

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

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

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

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

5:15 p.m.

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception


8:00 a.m.
Professional Exchange Break

8:30 a.m.
Keynote: The State of Florida’s Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Response – Current Assessment to Long-Term Prognosis
Michael W. Sole, Former Secretary, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Tallahassee, FL

9:00 a.m.
The Economic Impact of the Oil Spill on Tourism:  Perceptions and Realities
Dan Rowe, President and CEO of Panama City Beach, Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Executive Director, Bay County Tourist Development Council, Panama City Beach, FL

9:25 a.m.
Marine Spatial Planning
Laura Geselbracht, The Nature Conservancy, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

9:50 a.m.
Northeast Florida FEMA Surge Analysis
Michael DelCharco, P.E., Associate Vice-President, Taylor Engineering, Inc., Jacksonville, FL and Tucker Mahoney, FEMA Region IV, Atlanta, GA

10:15 a.m.
Professional Exchange Break

10:45 a.m.
Florida’s Beach Management Program: Critically-Ill or Growing Pains
A roundtable discussion moderated by Senator Dennis Jones (District 13, Pinellas) with the following participants:

Michael W. Sole, Former Secretary, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Tallahassee, FL

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

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

William H. Hanson, Vice-President, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock, Chicago, IL

Don G. Donaldson, P.E., FSBPA (Past-Chair), and Martin County, Stuart, FL

12:30 p.m.
FSBPA Annual General Membership Meeting

6:00 p.m. 
Cash Bar

6:30 p.m.
Annual Awards Banquet 
“Hometown Heroes and FSBPA Stars for 2010”



8:00 a.m.
Professional Exchange Break

8:30 a.m.
FY 2011 and Beyond: Florida’s Federally-Authorized Beach Projects and Funding Outlook
Colonel Al Pantano, District Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville, FL

9:05 a.m.
The Juno Beach Shore Protection Project and Oyster Reef Restoration in the Loxahatchee River (or Making Lemonade out of Lemon-Sized Rocks)
Leanne Welch, Palm Beach County Department of Environmental Resources Management, West Palm Beach,  Kathy Fitzpatrick, Martin County Engineering Department, Stuart, FL,  and Bud Howard, Loxahatchee River District, Jupiter, FL

9:25 a.m.
Post-Spill: The Future of Florida’s Beach Birds and the Partnership between Local Governments and Audubon to Save Them
Julie Wraithmell, Wildlife Policy Coordinator, Audubon of Florida, Tallahassee, FL

9:45 a.m.
Raising an Issue of Concern: The Panama Canal and Florida’s Beaches
Gary Appelson,  Policy Coordinator, Sea Turtle Conservancy (formerly the Caribbean Conservation Corp.), Gainesville, FL
10:00 a.m.
Professional Exchange Break

10:30 a.m.
Oil Spill Recovery Activities: “Lessons Learned – what went right, what went wrong, and what we still don’t know”

David Halstead, Director, Florida Division of Emergency Management

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


Samantha Danchuk, Ph.D., Coastal Planning & Engineering, Inc., Boca Raton FL


Albert Browder, Ph.D., P.E., Olsen Associations, Inc., Jacksonville FL

12:15 p.m.
Conference Adjourns