Conservation Symposium 2022
Trout Lake Nature Center Inc
520 East, County Rd 44, Eustis, FL 32736, USA
Conservation organizations in Lake County think it is very important to develop working partnerships to protect and improve Lake County's natural resources. This symposium is to celebrate Lake County's past conservation efforts and to learn about the many environmental organizatiions in our area through organization exhibits and booths. This will be a chance to look at the challenges that face our area and start developing possible solutions and plans to partner in the future.
Because this is an environmental program, we are asking you to walk the talk. Reduce your footprint on the planet by bringing your own mug or cup for beverages. Lunch is provided as part of the symposium and has been designed to be healthy but also reduce our footprints. Funds raised from this event will go to support education programs at the Trout Lake Nature Center.
Symposium objectives are:
· To celebrate Lake County’s conservation history
· To learn about local environmental organizations
· To explore our challenges and possible solutions
· To consider future collaborations
Exhibits and Networking
Lunch and Lake County’s Proud Conservation History
Welcome: Maryann Krisovitch, Executive Director, League of Environmental Educators in Florida
Keynote Address: Centering Environmental Justice in Lake County’s Conservation Work by Dr. Beverly Ward, Field Secretary for Earthcare
Forum: Water, Open Space and Climate Change—Challenges and Solutions
· Cassandra Brown, Supervisor, Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District
· Ron Hart, Hydrologist and Former Executive Director Lake County Water Authority
· Dr. Mark Hostetler, UF Professor, Dept. of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
· Rick Ault, Founding Member Keep Clermont Rural
Future Collaborations Discussion.