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Lake Worth Lagoon Initiative Symposium:
Integrating Science, Restoration, and Outreach
Held May 15, 2013
Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, FL

OPENING SESSION
State of the Lake Worth Lagoon
Robert Robbins
PBC Environmental Resources Management
 
CONCURRENT SESSION A
 
Habitat
Water & Sediment
Public Use & Outreach

Lake Worth Lagoon Fixed Transect Seagrass Monitoring Program:
2000-2012

Cheryl Miller
Coastal Eco-Group Inc.

Restoration Strategies Regional Water Quality Plan
Ernie Barnett
South Florida Water Management District

Ichthyofaunal Diversity
of Lake Worth Lagoon

George Burgess
Florida Museum of Natural History

Submerged Aquatic Resources of Lake Worth Cove
Dr. Thomas Chesnes
Palm Beach Atlantic University

Water Quality in the Lake Worth Lagoon:
Status and Trends

Dr. Zhiqiang Chen
South Florida Water Management District

Marine Life Found in Lake Worth Lagoon
Anne DuPont

Sea Turtle Research
in the Lake Worth Lagoon: 2005-2012

Dr. Jonathan Gorham
Inwater Research Group, Inc.

Numeric Nutrient Criteria
Kevin Carter
South Florida Water Management District

Statistical Analysis of Historic Recreational Fishing Catch Rates Using the Historic Fishing Records of the West Palm Beach Fishing Club
Manuel McIlroy
Florida Atlantic University

CONCURRENT SESSION B
Habitat
Water & Sediment
Public Use & Outreach

South Cove Natural Area: Overcoming Obstacles
Eric Anderson
PBC Environmental Resources Management

Phytoplankton and Anoxia in Little Lake Worth
Dr. J. William Louda
Florida Atlantic University

Update: 2002 Palm Beach County Boating Needs Assessment Study
Jean Matthews
PBC Parks and Recreation Department

The Million Dollar Muck Makeover:
The Ibis Isle Restoration Project

Julie Mitchell
PBC Environmental Resources Management

Onsite Sewage Treatment & Disposal Systems in the Lake Worth Lagoon Watershed
Timothy Mayer
Florida Department of Health

An Assessment of Recreational Boating Activity
in Palm Beach County

Jay Gorzelany
Sea to Shore Alliance

The Snook Islands Natural Area Environmental Enhancement Project: 8 Years Later
David Carson
PBC Environmental Resources Management

Florida-Friendly Fertilization
Dr. Laura Sanagorski
University of Florida/IFAS Extension

Manatee Protection in Palm Beach County:  Partnering for Success
Dr. Thomas Reinert
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission & Alessandra Medri
PBC Environmental Resources Management

CONCURRENT SESSION C
Habitat
Water & Sediment
Public Use & Outreach

Palm Beach Par 3 Living Shoreline
James Bowser

Sources of Sediment and Trace Metals to
Lake Worth Lagoon

Dr. John H. Trefry
Florida Institute of Technology

The History, Access, and Economics of the Intracoastal Waterway in Palm Beach County
Mark Crosley
Florida Inland Navigation District

Lake Worth Lagoon Restoration Strategies
Julie Bishop
PBC Environmental Resources Management

The Boynton Inlet: Current Measurements and  Nutrient Fluxes into the Coastal Ocean
Dr. Thomas Carsey &
Jack Stamates
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Restoring Our Economy by Restoring
Our Shorelines

Mike Antheil
Marine Industries Association

Climate Change
Dr. Jayantha Obeysekera
South Florida Water Management District

Lake Worth Lagoon Connections: Land-based Sources of Pollution, Fisheries Habitats and the Florida Coral Reef Tract
Kurtis Gregg
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Exploring the Creative Connection Between Science and Art
Linda Emerson
Linda Emerson Interpretive Design

CONCURRENT SESSION D
Habitat
Habitat
Public Use & Outreach

Waves, Wakes and Water Clarity and Quality: New Geospatial Tools to Guide Conservation and Restoration
Mark Fonseca
CSA Ocean Sciences Inc.

Endemism in the Molluscan Fauna of the
Lake Worth Lagoon

Dr. Edward Petuch
Florida Atlantic University

The West Palm Waterfront –Embracing Our Past and Our Future
Christine Thrower
City of West Palm Beach

 

Grassy Flats Estuarine Restoration Project:
A Partnership with PBCERM, FWC, and the USFWS National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program

Erin McDevitt
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Monitoring Oyster (Crassostrea virginica) Populations in Lake Worth Lagoon
Melanie Parker
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Using Technology to Connect the Outdoors to the Classroom
Janice Kerber
Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park

Comparison of Eastern Oyster, Crassostrea virginica, Populations on Created Versus Natural Reefs in Lake Worth Lagoon, Florida
Dr. John Scarpa &
Dr. Susan Laramore
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University


Youth and the Future of Lake Worth Lagoon
Jonathan Mayer
University of Florida/IFAS Extension

     
CLOSING SESSION
Integrating Science, Restoration, and Outreach in the Lake Worth Lagoon
Dan Bates
PBC Environmental Resources Management
POSTER PRESENTATIONS
Habitat
Water & Sediment
Public Use & Outreach

Alternative Artificial
Eco-Systems

Lee Shepard
Intracoastal Eco Systems, LLC

Effectiveness of the C-51 Canal Sediment Trap
Julie Mitchell
PBC Environmental Resources Management

Recreational Angler Data: Creating the First Viable Database
Brett Fitzgerald and
Holly Andreotta
Snook & Gamefish Foundation

Detection of the Oyster Parasite, Bonamia, in Florida's Indian River and Lake Worth Lagoons
Dr. Susan Laramore  Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University

Onsite Sewage Treatment & Disposal Systems in the Lake Worth Lagoon Watershed
Tony Coates and
Melinda Collins
Florida Department of Health

Lake Worth Lagoon: Discover a Local Treasure
Wendy Spielman-King and Kaylin Markman
The School District of Palm Beach County

Determining the Biodiversity of Species on the Kelsey Artificial Reef
David Sellepack
Riviera Beach Maritime Academy

Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact
Bonnie Finneran and
Andy Studt

PBC Environmental Resources Management

Palm Beach County’s Reef Mobile Map
Matt King
PBC Environmental Resources Management

Lake Worth Lagoon's Artificial Reefs
Dr. Janet Phipps
PBC Environmental Resources Management

 

South Cove Natural Area Teacher Kits
Amanda Zachritz
The City of West Palm Beach

Molluscan Habitats in Lake Worth Lagoon
Carole Marshall

   

 

 
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