Joint Working Group/Science Coordination Group Meeting

Please hold Wednesday, March 14, 2018 for the next Joint Working Group/Science Coordination Group meeting. Our meeting will be held from 10:00 – 3:00 PM in the Governing Board Auditorium at the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) in Building B-1 located at 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406. The meeting will be webcast. The draft agenda and read-ahead material will be provided at a later date.

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Urgent Post-Hurricane Irma Science Coordination Meeting

The Science Coordination Group (SCG) sponsored WebEx meeting has been scheduled to enable coordination and communication among those agencies and research scientists conducting emergency post-Hurricane ecological damage assessments in the Everglades. WebEx meeting is scheduled for this Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 9:00 AM-12:30 PM.

We are aware of individual government, academic, and NGO efforts already underway to survey and re-visit sampling sites by various entities and believe that communication and coordination among these efforts has the potential to yield much better results and greater efficiency. There was a similar effort that was organized following Hurricane Andrew that helped to guide future science research programs.

Please note the agenda has been updated and placed along with the read ahead at:

https://www.evergladesrestoration.gov/scghandouts/

Find below the call-in information and WebEx, along with the link:

Conference Call-in Information: 1-302-202-1108
Participant Code: 775467
Host Code: 2253

Webex: https://usgs.webex.com/usgs/j.php?MTID=m52468a0f6f25f783719b3a5dc442f40c

Post Hurricane Irma Emergency Coordination SCG Sponsored WebEx Meeting

Post Hurricane Irma emergency coordination meeting/ Web X: sponsored by the Science Coordination Group (SCG) scheduled for next Wednesday Sept 27, 2017 from 9:00 AM-12:30 PM.

This SCG sponsored meeting has been scheduled to enable coordination and communication among those agencies and research scientists conducting emergency post-Hurricane ecological damage assessments in the Everglades.

We are aware of individual government, academic, and NGO efforts already underway to survey and re-visit sampling sites by various entities and believe that communication and coordination among these efforts has the potential to yield much better results and greater efficiency. There was a similar effort that was organized following Hurricane Andrew that helped to guide future science research programs.

Given the challenges for short notice post Hurricane travel and the limited capacity of the meeting room, this meeting will be held via web ex or phone to maximize participation for all. The WEBEX and call-in information is as follows:

Conference Call-in Information: 1-302-202-1108
Participant Code: 775467
Host Code: 2253

Webex: https://usgs.webex.com/usgs/j.php?MTID=m52468a0f6f25f783719b3a5dc442f40c

For more information you can visit us at:  EvergladesRestoration.gov

Working Group Sponsored Workshop on the Western Everglades Restoration Project

South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Working Group Sponsored Workshop: Western Everglades Restoration Project

Date: June 22, 2017
Time: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: John Boy Auditorium – 1200 S W C Owens Ave, Clewiston, Florida 33440
For driving directions, please call the facility at 863-983-1492

This public workshop for the Western Everglades Restoration Project (WERP) is being sponsored by the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Working Group to engage the public. This Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) project aims to improve the quality, quantity, timing, and distribution of water needed to restore and reconnect the western Everglades ecosystem.

The Working Group is sponsoring this public workshop to facilitate public participation in the WERP planning process. This workshop will focus on modeling efforts for WERP including the approach, strategy, and available tools.

An agenda and other materials are available at: evergladesrestoration.gov ‘Upcoming Events’

Please contact Allyn Childress with any questions: allyn_childress@evergladesrestoration.gov or 786-350-9403.

Working Group Sponsored Workshop on the Western Everglades Restoration Project

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Date: April 25, 2017
Time: TBD
Location: John Boy Auditorium – 1200 S W C Owens Ave, Clewiston, Florida 33440

This workshop will review preliminary model outputs of existing conditions in the Western Everglades. An agenda and other materials will be posted to our website as soon as they are available: www.evergladesrestoration.gov/content/werp.html

Please contact Allyn Childress with any questions: allyn_childress@evergladesrestoration.gov or 786-350-9403.