South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force Meeting [Update]

The read-ahead for the next meeting of the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force is now available at EvergladesRestoration.gov

As a reminder, our meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 3:15 PM in the Yates Auditorium at the U.S. Department of Interior, 1849 C Street, NW, Washington, DC 20240.

If you are attending in person:

Please use the C Street entrance and allow ample time to get through security. The Yates Auditorium is located immediately on your right by the C Street entrance. Upon entering the auditorium, visitor badges will be provided. Federal identification badges and/or visitor badges must be worn at all times. Food and drink are prohibited in the auditorium.

Closest Metrorail Stations:

  • Farragut West (orange/blue line)
  • Farragut North (red line)

Lunch Options:

  • Bison Bistro Cafeteria, located on the basement level of the Interior building
  • Food Trucks, located on Virginia Ave
  • Which Wich Sandwiches, 18th & E Street, NW
  • California Tortilla, 18th & E Street, NW
  • Subway, 19th & E Street, NW
  • Starbucks, 19th & E Street, NW

If you are unable to attend in person:

You may view the meeting live by clicking on the link below. Please note this link will not be active until immediately prior to the meeting.

https://www.doi.gov/live

Biscayne Bay Regional Restoration Coordination Team (BBRRCT) Meeting

As a reminder, the Biscayne Bay Regional Restoration Coordination Team (BBRRCT) meeting will be held on July 18, 2018; 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM  at NOAA FISHERIES, 75 Virginia Beach Dr. Miami FL 33149.

Click here for the draft agenda and read-ahead information.

Join the meeting by phone
Conference line 1- 302-202-1108; Participant Passcode 803454

Joint the meeting by WebEx

The BBRRCT was formed to develop and implement an Action Plan, the product of a multi-stakeholder initiative to protect and restore Biscayne Bay. The intent of the Action Plan is to integrate and coordinate restoration, enhancement, preservation projects, plans, and activities to help maintain a functioning Biscayne Bay ecosystem.  The team provides science-based advice to the South Florida Restoration Task Force Working Group concerning construction, operation, and monitoring projects of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) that relate to Biscayne Bay’s freshwater supply.  Maintaining adequate volume and appropriate timing and distribution of freshwater flow to Biscayne Bay is of paramount importance to the BBRRCT with respect to CERP’s ongoing redesign of south Florida’s water management system.

South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force Meeting

The South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 3:15 PM in the Yates Auditorium at the U.S. Department of Interior, 1849 C Street, NW, Washington, DC 20240.

Click here for the draft agenda and read-ahead information.

Our meeting will be webcast.

Description and General Purpose of the Meeting:

The South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force (Task Force) was established by Congress in 1996 to ensure consistent strategies among all the partners working towards Everglades restoration. At such regular meetings of the Task Force, staff and member agencies update matters previously presented to the Task Force, report back on direction issued by the Task Force and brief the Task Force on new or emerging issues relevant to Everglades Restoration.

For more information please visit our page at: EvergladesRestoration.gov

 

Joint Working Group/Science Coordination Group Meeting [Update]

Click here for the revised draft agenda for the Tuesday, June 5, 2018 meeting. This reflects the addition of an agenda item as well as a No Host Social at E.R. Bradley’s that begins at 4:30 PM.

As a reminder, the meeting is scheduled from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM at the Hilton Palm Beach Airport Hotel in the Majestic Ballroom.  The hotel is located at 150 Australian Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406. There is no block of rooms associated with this meeting.

Lunch specials for those who are interested are available at: Tony Roma’s located in the Hilton Hotel

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.