Category Archives: Announcements

NEFAEP July 20th Luncheon

NEFAEP is excited to announce our speaker for the July 20th luncheon!

OCEARCH at Jacksonville University

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Dr. Quinton White

Dr. White received his B.S. degree from N.C. Wesleyan  College, his M.S. degree from the University of Virginia, and  completed his Ph.D. at the University of South Carolina at the  Baruch Institute for Marine Biology and Coastal Research. He is  the founding Executive Director of the JU Marine Science Research Institute. The new LEED Gold certified 32,000 sq. ft. facility opened August, 2010. Dr. White joined the faculty at Jacksonville University in 1976. He has been active in marine science education, and research concerning the St. Johns River and the impact of man on marine ecosystems.  Dr. White serves as a consultant with the City of Jacksonville Waterways Commission on manatee and water quality issues.

When

Thursday July 20, 2017

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Where

Ed Ball Building

1st Floor Training Room (Near the Adams Street entrance)

214 North Hogan Street

Jacksonville, FL 32202

**Lunch will be provided**

Member price $10; Non-member price $15

Please RSVP by July 18th so we may have an accurate headcount for food!

RSVP to

keckert@mechlingeng.com

Join NEFAEP for our May Luncheon!

NEFAEP is excited to announce our speakers for the May 18th luncheon!

 “Environmental Restrictive Covenants: Cost Effective Closure for Environmentally Impacted Sites”

Kristina William

Finger, Nelson, & Maguire PLLC

Bill Finger has practiced in the area of Environmental Law for over twenty years. Prior to earning his law degree from the University of Florida, Mr. Finger earned a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Wildlife Ecology, and a Master of Forest Resources and Conservation, with an emphasis on natural resource policy and economics, both from the University of Florida. This strong applied science background gives Mr. Finger the ability to comprehend, evaluate and interpret science based issues and to work efficiently with environmental professionals and agency personnel, which is critical in the practice of environmental law.

Kristina G. Nelson has practiced in the area of Environmental Law for over ten years.  She has both local government and private practice experience.  Prior to forming Finger & Nelson, PLLC, Ms. Nelson served as Assistant General Counsel in the Office of General Counsel for the City of Jacksonville.  As Assistant General Counsel, Ms. Nelson assisted the City and its independent agencies, and authorities, including JEA and the Jacksonville Port Authority, in managing and controlling potential environmental liabilities at the federal, state and local level. Prior to joining the Office of the General Counsel, Ms. Nelson was in private practice where she practiced exclusively in the environmental field, advising clients on environmental permitting, regulatory compliance and environmental issues in business litigation and transactional matters. Ms. Nelson began her career in Jacksonville, Florida at Rogers Towers, P.A. as an associate practicing in the areas of environmental and intellectual property.  She moved to Washington, D.C. where she was an associate with Collier Shannon Scott, PLLC in the environmental group advising clients on issues relating to health and safety, energy and the environment.   She then joined McGuire Woods LLP’s Environmental Department, where she continued her practice of environmental law.

When

Thursday May 18, 2017

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

 Where

Ed Ball Building

1st Floor Training Room (Near the Adams Street entrance)

214 North Hogan Street

Jacksonville, FL 32202

**Lunch will be provided**

Member price $10

Non-member price $15

 Please RSVP by May 16th so we may have an accurate headcount for food!

RSVP to

keckert@mechlingeng.com

Join NEFAEP for our March Luncheon!

NEFAEP is pleased to announce our speaker for our March luncheon!

“Introduction to CHMM & AHMP”

Mr. Glenn R. “Chip” Carwell III, P.E., CHMM

Mr. Carwell is a senior engineer with Geosyntec Consultants, Inc. and president of the First Coast Chapter of AHMP which he co-founded in 2002. He has 25 years of experience with environmental compliance, engineering, and construction. He has a Bachelors degree in civil engineering technology from Old Dominion University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Tennessee State University.

When

Thursday March 16, 2017

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

 Where

Havana Jax

2578 Atlantic Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207

**Lunch will be provided**

Member price $10

Non-member price $15

Luncheon sponsor opportunities still available!

January 2017 Luncheon

NEFAEP is pleased to announce our speaker for the first luncheon of 2017!

  U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS    

Eric P. Summa, PWS Chief, Planning and Policy Division

Eric Summa is the Chief of the Jacksonville District Planning and Environmental Policy Division charged with developing water-based infrastructure solutions which serve to protect and preserve our natural and cultural environment, assure storm damage reduction and improve navigation to enhance our nation’s economy.  Mr. Summa has served the public for 25-years working with the Corps of Engineers regulatory program first in the Norfolk, Virginia, later in Tampa and finally in Jacksonville, Florida.  He has served as the enforcement leader for the regulatory program in Florida also spent short time on the private side working for Tampa consulting firm.  His last role was leading the environmental compliance organization for the Jacksonville District.

He has a master’s degree in Environmental Science and Policy from the University of South Florida and a Bachelors degree in marine biology from Old Dominion University.  He is also a certified Professional Wetland Scientist as recognized by the Society of Wetland Scientists.

In his spare time, he teaches “Fines and Penalties in Environmental Law” at Florida Coastal School of Law, is hiking the Appalachian Trail, and annually attempts to cross a national park on foot.

When

Thursday January 19, 2017

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Where

Ed Ball Building

1st Floor Training Room (Near the Adams Street entrance)

214 North Hogan Street

Jacksonville, FL 32202

**Lunch will be provided**

Member price $10

Non-member price $15

 Please RSVP to

keckert@mechlingeng.com

Thank you to our Gold Level Sponsors for this event!

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Paddle the CanoeMobile this Saturday! Fun (and free!) event for the whole family!

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(Military families have a special opportunity to also paddle on Friday (Veteran’s Day) from         10 am to 2 pm.  Click here for more information about Friday’s veteran’s and military CanoeMobile event)

For more information about parks events or how to be a supporter (funding, time or talent!) of the Timucuan Parks Foundation, please contact us at info@timucuanparks.org or visit our website at www.timucuanparks.org

October Luncheon Event

Please join NEFAEP, its members, and guests as we come together for our October luncheon event.

NEFAEP is pleased to announce our speaker for the October luncheon!

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Ann B. Shortelle, Ph.D. Executive Director

St. Johns River Water Management District

Dr. Ann Shortelle is the executive director of the St. Johns River Water Management District, where she began work June 1, 2015.

Dr. Shortelle has more than 25 years of professional experience in lake, riverine and reservoir management for water quantity and quality. Her experience also includes surface water/wetlands restoration, surface water modeling, permitting and environmental assessments.

She previously served as executive director for the Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD) for three years, where she had been actively involved in the North Florida Regional Water Supply Partnership and springs protection.

Prior to taking the helm at SRWMD, she was the director of the Office of Water Policy for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), where she helped develop water policy for water supply planning and alternative water supplies, minimum flows and levels, reuse, water conservation, water quality protection and consumptive use permitting. Shortelle worked as a consultant in the private sector before her employment at DEP.

Dr. Shortelle is a member of the North American Lake Management Society, the American Water Resources Association, and other professional organizations. She served on the North American Lake Management Society’s Board of Directors, and was a former two-term member of the Florida Lake Management Society Board of Directors and served on the policy advisory committee to DEP for designated use and classification refinement for surface waters. She holds a doctorate degree in limnology from the University of Notre Dame and a bachelor of science degree in biology from Mercer University. She has authored/co-authored more than 40 publications and presentations on environmental topics.

When

Thursday October 27, 2016

11:00 AM to 1:30 PM

 Where

DEP Northeast District Office

8800 Baymeadows Way West, Suite 100

Jacksonville, FL 32256-7590

(904) 256-1700

**Lunch will be provided**

Member price $10

Non-member price $15

 Please RSVP to

keckert@mechlingeng.com

or

aaron.bendavid@testamericainc.com

Please join NEFAEP, its members, and guests as we come together for our August luncheon event.

 NEFAEP is pleased to announce our speakers for the August luncheon!

Diane Pickett, P.G.

Program Administrator

Petroleum Restoration Program

Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Currently the Program Administrator, Diane has been involved with Florida’s Petroleum Cleanup Program since 1987 from both sides of the fence, the regulatory and engineering consultant sides.  Diane has developed cost-effective and efficient assessment and workflow policies and procedures for both the state and the private sector and constantly strives for consistency from all the players in the Program.  Diane has a BS in Geology from Michigan State and a Masters in Geology from Florida State.

John F. Wright, P.E.

Chief Engineer

Petroleum Restoration Program

Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 Environmental Engineer with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Petroleum Restoration Program. John has been with DEP for over 29 years, has worked with Florida’s Petroleum Cleanup Program for the past twenty years, and is the Chief Engineer for the program. Other experience with DEP includes industrial wastewater permitting, compliance and rule development. John earned a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of Florida in 1983. Duties with the PRP include overseeing remediation projects, reviewing performance based cleanup proposal in the Advanced Cleanup Program, developing risk based closure strategies, acting as a liaison with DOT on contamination issues, and assisting with remediation policy development.

When

Thursday August 25, 2016

11:45 AM to 1:00 PM

 Where

Ed Ball Building

1st Floor Training Room (Near the Adams Street entrance)

214 North Hogan Street

Jacksonville, FL 32202

Lunch will be provided

 Please RSVP to

keckert@mechlingeng.com

or

aaron.bendavid@testamericainc.com

 

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