Update 2 Oct 2014: WWALS will have a table at the conference. See you there!
This conference coming up next Thursday, Friday, and Saturday looks quite interesting. I wonder if they know they’re directly on the Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline Alternative 3 which would gouge through the Floridan Aquifer from Albany, GA through Monticello and then east and south across the Ochlockonee, Aucilla, Ecofina, Suwannee, and Santa Fe Rivers?
The Floridan Aquifer in Alabama, Georgia and Florida
By Main Street Monticello Florida, Inc.
Contact: Anne H. Holt, Conference Coordinator- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join us for Main Street’s Sharing Water Conference scheduled for October 2, 3, 4, 2014 in our Opera House. This conference is patterned on our award winning First Floridians Conference presented in 2012. We expect three to four hundred people to attend in Monticello’s beautiful 1890 Opera House. The Sharing Water Conference will attract experts and laymen alike to discuss the future of the Floridan Aquifer. Public discussions on protecting this important resource will continue and grow in the next few years. We believe bringing together interested and involved voices from the three affected areas will result in an exchange of information that will encourage cooperation. We also believe an informed and interested public will support thoughtful planning by our leaders. Conference speakers and many attendees will be employed in water management, agriculture and industry. Please see the Conference Dates & Schedule of Events page on this site for more information on the events that will be held. Confirmed Speakers Include:
The speaker list in the announcement includes ones from USGS, SRWMD, Emory U., Audubon Florida, some attorneys, and at least two Florida elected state officials.
There’s no admission charge; instead they would like a tax-deductible donation.
The Suwannee River Water Management District (SWRMD) is listed as a sponsor (as Suwannee River Water Authority), along with the Northwest Florida Water Management District, Jefferson County, Monticello, and, not surprisingly, Duke Energy and Nestlé, plus several other private companies and one foundation.
PS: Thanks to Chris Mericle for finding this.