This 3-day conference will bring renewed attention to the
ecological, cultural and economic importance of the Apalachicola River,
Floodplain and Bay and strengthen efforts to ensure the sustainability of this
resource for current and future generations.
Friday, March 16,
Thursday’s dinner keynote speaker is Bob Graham, former US
Senator and former Florida Governor.
Friday afternoon is an optional (extra cost) trip on the
The conference will offer opportunities to learn about the
challenges and opportunities ahead from knowledgeable scientists, elected
leaders and local, state and federal water managers in the Tri-State region, as
well as from other stakeholders.
The political, regulatory, and physical contexts for
managing long standing issues of flow are changing within the Tri-State region
of the Apalachicola Chattahoochee Flint (ACF) Basin. Of particular importance
are the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin Water Control Manual
recently proposed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the anticipated
decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Florida v Georgia. Drought management is
taking on increased importance, while long standing questions of science and
management remain important both in Florida and within the larger ACF Basin.
Conference hosts include the Florida Conservation Coalition
(FCC), Riparian County Stakeholder Coalition (RCSC), Apalachicola Conservation
Coalition (ACC), Tall Timbers, Sierra Club, Apalachee Audubon, Florida Wildlife
Federation, Apalachicola Riverkeeper, and Apalachee Regional Planning Council
For more information about the conference and registration: http://www.cvent.com/events/the-endangered-apalachicola-a-national-river-conference/event-summary-b408cf0d88cf4bc0b6bb84514dbb20ec.aspx