Ocean Science Lecture Series, October 10

From: Dennis Hanisak <dhanisak@fau.edu>

Subject: Ocean Science Lecture Series – October 10, 2018 – Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program – Looking Ahead to 2030 – Duane De Freese

Date: October 4, 2018 at 11:47:36 AM EDT

Greetings,

The 2018 Ocean Science Lecture Series will continue on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at 7 p.m. only, in the Auditorium, Johnson Education Center, on the Harbor Branch campus, 5600 U.S. 1 North, Fort Pierce.   Dr. Duane De Freese will present an update on current health status of the Indian River Lagoon, the draft IRL Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan that aligns with the One Lagoon – One Community – One Voice Mission of the IRLNEP, and the need for increased investment in Lagoon research, restoration, and long-term stewardship.

For those of you who want to know more about the talk, additional information follows and a flyer is attached.

Please circulate to others who may be interested.

Cheers,

Dennis

Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan – Looking Ahead to 2030

Duane De Freese, Ph.D.

IRL Council & Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program

 About the Speaker

 Duane De Freese earned a B.S. degree in Zoology from the University of Rhode Island and M.S. & Ph.D. degrees in Marine Biology from Florida Institute of Technology. He holds special course certificates from the Roy E. Crummer Graduate School of Business, Rollins College; Duke University, School of the Environment (Conservation Land Acquisition); and Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, MA (Mariculture).

Duane currently serves as the Executive Director of the IRL Council (an independent Special District of the State of Florida) and the Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program. In this role, Duane works with federal, state and local government agencies, scientific research organizations, academic institutions, elected officials, industry, and the general public to develop and implement a Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan for the Indian River Lagoon, one of 28 estuaries designated by the U.S. Congress as “Estuaries of National Significance” administered within the U.S. EPA National Estuary Program.

About the Lecture

Dr. Duane De Freese will discuss: The current health status of the Indian River Lagoon; organizational changes made to restructure the program to increase local community engagement and leadership; the draft IRL Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan that aligns with the new One Lagoon – One Community – One Voice Mission of the IRLNEP; and the need for increased investment in Lagoon research, restoration, and long-term stewardship.

 

 

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Ocean Science Lecture Series

From: Dennis Hanisak <dhanisak@fau.edu>

Subject: Ocean Science Lecture Series – October 10, 2018 – Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program – Looking Ahead to 2030 – Duane De Freese

Date: October 4, 2018 at 11:47:36 AM EDT

Greetings,

The 2018 Ocean Science Lecture Series will continue on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at 7 p.m. only, in the Auditorium, Johnson Education Center, on the Harbor Branch campus, 5600 U.S. 1 North, Fort Pierce.   Dr. Duane De Freese will present an update on current health status of the Indian River Lagoon, the draft IRL Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan that aligns with the One Lagoon – One Community – One Voice Mission of the IRLNEP, and the need for increased investment in Lagoon research, restoration, and long-term stewardship.

For those of you who want to know more about the talk, additional information follows and a flyer is attached.

Please circulate to others who may be interested.

Cheers,

Dennis

 

Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan – Looking Ahead to 2030

Duane De Freese, Ph.D.

IRL Council & Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program

About the Speaker

Duane De Freese earned a B.S. degree in Zoology from the University of Rhode Island and M.S. & Ph.D. degrees in Marine Biology from Florida Institute of Technology. He holds special course certificates from the Roy E. Crummer Graduate School of Business, Rollins College; Duke University, School of the Environment (Conservation Land Acquisition); and Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, MA (Mariculture).

Duane currently serves as the Executive Director of the IRL Council (an independent Special District of the State of Florida) and the Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program. In this role, Duane works with federal, state and local government agencies, scientific research organizations, academic institutions, elected officials, industry, and the general public to develop and implement a Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan for the Indian River Lagoon, one of 28 estuaries designated by the U.S. Congress as “Estuaries of National Significance” administered within the U.S. EPA National Estuary Program.

About the Lecture

Dr. Duane De Freese will discuss: The current health status of the Indian River Lagoon; organizational changes made to restructure the program to increase local community engagement and leadership; the draft IRL Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan that aligns with the new One Lagoon – One Community – One Voice Mission of the IRLNEP; and the need for increased investment in Lagoon research, restoration, and long-term stewardship.

 

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