Florida Shore & Beach Preservation Association Annual Conference
September 23-25, 2015
Duck Key, FL

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Moderator:  Leanne Welch, FSBPA Vice-Chair and Palm Beach County


1:00 p.m.

Welcome/Opening Remarks
Richard Bouchard, FSBPA Chair and St. Lucie County


1:15 p.m.                                         
The Keynote Address: Florida Department of Environmental Protection – Agency Update and Strategic Goals
Jonathan Steverson, Secretary, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Tallahassee

1:40 p.m.
Joined in Purpose: Changes at the Department of Environmental Protection affecting Florida’s Beach Management Program
Frederick Aschauer, Jr., Director, Division of Water Resource Management
Alex Reed, Program Administrator, Beach Management Funding Assistance Program,
Division of Water Restoration Assistance, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Tallahassee

2:15 p.m.
Amendment 1 and Beaches: Expectations vs. Reality
Diana Ferguson, FSBPA Legislative Services, Rutledge-Ecenia, Tallahassee

2:40 p.m.

A Renewed Focus on Inlet Management: Committing to the Contributions of Dr. Dean and Senator Jones
Thomas Pierro, P.E., D.CE, Director, CB&I, Boca Raton

3:10 p.m.
Professional Exchange Break  

Moderator:  Jim Trifilio, FSBPA Secretary/Treasurer and Okaloosa County


3:40 p.m.
Regional Sediment Management for a Resilient Coast and Sustainable Federal Program
Jackie Keiser, PG, PMP, Dredging Program Manager, Jacksonville District Director, National Center for Regional Sediment Management, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


4:15 p.m.

Hypocrisy in the Permitting Process (1983):  Has Anything Changed?
Allen Ten Broek, FSBPA Chair Emeritus and Principle, The Mariner Advisory Group, Fort Myers


4:40 p.m.

Building Skills to Preserve Florida’s Shores and Beaches: The Florida Natural Resources Leadership Institute
Jonathan Dain, Director, Florida Natural Resources Leadership Institute, IFAS Extension/Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Florida, Gainesville


5:05 p.m.        

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

Thursday, September 24, 2015

7:45 a.m.

Professional Exchange Break


Moderator:  Steve Boutelle, FSBPA Past-Chair and Lee County


8:15 a.m.

The Federal Program in Florida, 2015 Update and Outlook
Colonel Jason A. Kirk, P.E., Commander, Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


8:45 a.m.

Research Opportunities:  Expanding Horizons on Fines in the Dredging Process
Bill Hanson, Vice-President, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, Oakbrook, IL


9:10 a.m.

The Future of Nearshore Hardbottom Mitigation in Florida:  Alternative Mitigation Strategies for Temporary Impacts to Habitat Functions
Lainie Edwards, Ph.D., Program Administrator, Beaches Mining and ERP Support Program, Division of Water Resource Management, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Tallahassee and Cheryl Miller, President, Principal Scientist, Coastal Eco-Group Inc., Deerfield Beach


9:35 a.m.

Biological Monitoring: An Underwater Perspective
Lauren Floyd, Senior Marine Biologist and Stacy Buck, Lead Biologist, CB&I, Boca Raton


10:00 a.m.

Professional Exchange Break


Moderator:  Diana Ferguson, FSBPA Legislative Services , Rutledge-Ecenia


10:30 a.m.

Coastal Policy and Sea Turtles in an Era of Rising Seas
Gary Appelson, Policy Coordinator, Sea Turtle Conservancy, Gainesville  


10:50 a.m.

Opportunities to Plan for Community Resilience
Moderator:  Jim Murley, Executive Director, South Florida Regional Planning Council   

Jennifer Jurado, Director, Broward County Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division    Rhonda Haag, Director, Monroe County Sustainability Program    Erin Deady, President, Erin Deady Law, P.A., Lantana


11:40 a.m.

The Moral and Economic Basis for Beach Restoration
Michael Walther, P.E., D.CE, Vice-President, Coastal Tech - G.E.C., Inc., Vero Beach


12:05 p.m.      



12:15 p.m.      

FSBPA Annual General Membership Meeting


6:00 p.m.        

Cash Bar


6:30 p.m.        

Awards Luau


Friday, September 25, 2015

8:00 a.m.

Professional Exchange Break


8:30 a.m.

Led by Lisa Armbruster, Director of Governmental Affairs,
FSBPA, Tallahassee

The Legacy of Dr. Robert G. Dean, Emeritus Professor of Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering at the University of Florida – His Contributions to the Science of Coastal Engineering, the Profession, the State of Florida, and FSBPA
James Houston, Ph.D., Director Emeritus, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, MS    Thomas Campbell, P.E., retired, CB&I, Boca Raton    Erik Olsen, P.E., President and Kevin Bodge, Ph.D., P.E., Senior Vice-President, Olsen Associates, Jacksonville    Michael Barnett, P.E., former Chief, Bureau of Beaches and Coastal Systems, and Senior Coastal Engineer, Tetra Tech, Mobile, AL    Debbie Flack, President, FSBPA, Tallahassee    Senator Dennis Jones

9:45 a.m.

Presentation: The Bob Dean Coastal Research Award     

10:00 a.m.

Professional Exchange Break


Moderator:  Don Donaldson, FSBPA Director and Martin County


10:30 a.m.

Sand Management Opportunities and Challenges related to Current Real Estate Development Trends in Miami Dade County, FL
Nicholas Zwemer, P.E., Project Manager, Coastal Systems International, Inc., Coral Gables


11:00 a.m.

The Future of Beach Nourishment in Miami-Dade: How and How Much ($$$)   

Brian Flynn, Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources, Division of Natural Resources


11:25 a.m.

Minimizing Bacteria in Recreational Waters through Appropriate Beach Architecture
Helena Solo-Gabriele, Ph.D., P.E., Professor, University of Miami Center for Oceans and Human Health and University of Miami Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering


11:50 a.m.

Conference Adjourns