Category Archives: Announcements

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!


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.


Thursday October 27, 2016

11:00 AM to 1:30 PM


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

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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.


Thursday August 25, 2016

11:45 AM to 1:00 PM


Ed Ball Building

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

214 North Hogan Street

Jacksonville, FL 32202

Lunch will be provided

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2014 Environmental Protection Board Awards

The Environmental Protection Board is seeking nominations for their Annual Environmental Awards.  There are three types of awards to be presented:

The Charles E. Bennett Champion of the Environment Award recognizes individuals who have exhibited, over a long term, professionalism, diligence, and unwavering commitment as a Champion of the Environment in protecting or preserving the natural resources of Duval County

The Christi P. Veleta Environmental Award recognizes individuals in Duval County who have consistently promoted environmental education and outreach, exhibited long-term environmental awareness, and displayed superior environmental initiative

Environmental Achievement Awards recognize individuals and organizations in Duval County for superior, creative and innovative efforts in five categories:

  • Individual
  • Government / Institutional  (public sector or educational institution)
  • Community / Civic  (nonprofits, social or civic groups, neighborhood assoc., etc.)
  • Business (more than 50 employees and/or annual sales of more than $5 million)
  • Small Business (fewer than 50 employees and/or annual sales of $5 million or less )

If you are aware of individuals or entities you believe are eligible and, through their actions, demonstrated a commitment to the environment above and beyond what is required, please take a few moments to complete and submit a nomination.  The deadline for the nominations is July 3, 2014.  The awards will be presented at the 2014 EPB-UNF Environmental Symposium to be held August 15, 2014, at the UNF Adam W. Herbert University Center.

The nomination form can be accessed here.  Contact information for further questions can be obtained from the EPB website.

Happy Holidays!

Thanks to everyone that participated in our Holiday Party!  We at NEFAEP want to wish everyone a Happy Holiday’s!  Look forward to seeing you in 2014 at our next lunch meeting.

The speaker will be Anthony Cinelli from CB&I.  More details to come!

A successful meeting!

Our November lunch meeting at the Mudville Grille was a success!  Good food, good turnout, and a great speaker!  Click the title to see pictures from this meeting!

Thank  you Mr. Nath for once again supporting our organization and providing an informative presentation on your company’s strategy and vision for environmental assessments.

Thanks to ARCADIS for sponsoring and to the Mudville Grille for their raffle donation!

November NEFAEP Meeting

Richard K. Nath, Manager Environmental Programs with CSX Transportation, Inc. will be our guest speaker at the Muddville Grille on November 14th from 11:45 to 12:45!

Topic: “CSX Environmental Compliance Assurance Program: Role and Value of the Compliance Assistance Team (CAT)”

Please RSVP by November 12th!

Details are available on our Events page!