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Upcoming Dr. John M. DeGrove Webinars

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•Archibald Foundation

•John M. DeGrove Eminent Scholar Chair, Florida Atlantic University


•Cobb Cole
•Codina Management, LLC
•Ms. Kimberly A. DeGrove and Dr. William Partin
•William Howard Flowers, Jr. Foundation, Inc.
•Kitson Evergreen, LLC
•Law Offices of Robert L. Parks, PL
•The Perkins Charitable Foundation
• Mr. Robert M. Rhodes

•Ronald Book, PA
•Cambridge Systematics
•Mr. William M. DeGrove

•American Planning Association, Florida Chapter
•Mr. Thomas J. Baird
•Mr. David Orshefsky
•Ms. Nancy Ellen Stroud
•Tallahassee State Bank
•Thomson Brock Luger & Company
•Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council
•Mr. and Mrs. Peter & Helen Wallace



Lake Pickett North:  A Citizen Advocacy Success Story
December 15, 2016, Noon to 1:30

The Orange County Board of County Commissioners’ vote on November 15 to deny a massive proposed development outside of the Urban Services Area provided a major victory both for the environment and for the citizen advocates who led the charge.  Sharing their perspectives, 1000 Friends of Florida Policy and Planning Director Thomas Hawkins will provide an overview of the Lake Pickett project, Kelly Semrad of Save Orange County will discuss the community organizing behind such a victory, while Orange County Commissioner-Elect Emily Bonilla will cover how widespread opposition to the proposal led to political change.  Rounding out the discussion, Seminole County Commissioner Lee Constantine will address the challenges of intergovernmental coordination in the post-DRI era.  The session will conclude with a question and answer period.

This event has been approved for professional certification credits for planners (AICP CM #9116074) and for 1.5 contact hours for Florida Environmental Health Professionals.  1000 Friends has applied for credits for Florida attorneys and certified floodplain managers but cannot guarantee they will be approved.

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Implementing Water 2070:  Water Conservation Planning for Florida Communities
Wednesday, February 15, 2017, noon to 1:30 p.m., Eastern Time 

As Water 2070 confirms, significant water conservation measures are essential to lessen development-related water demand in Florida over the coming decades.  Dr. Pierce Jones, Director of the University of Florida’s Program for Resource Efficient Communities, will discuss water conservation planning for Florida’s communities based on a series of studies he’s conducted on behalf of the Toho Water Authority, Envision Alachua (Plum Creek), and other local governments, developers, and water authorities.  1000 Friends of Florida is seeking credits for planners, Florida attorneys and environmental health professionals but cannot guarantee credits will be approved.

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