The GTM Research Reserve will host its annual State of the Reserve Symposium on Friday, February 3, 2017. This year’s theme, “Working Waters,” will highlight projects within the reserve that showcase not only the services the waters provide including filtration, buffering, habitats, migratory routes, and nursery, but also how we can work with the waters through living shorelines, water quality, restoration, low-impact design, and more! A portion of the symposium will highlight impacts of storms including Hurricane Matthew.
Due to the overwhelming success of last years morning sessions, this year will continue to be expanded to provide a wider variety of programs. The traditional science symposium with oral presentations about the technical research conducted at the reserve will take place in the afternoon, followed by a poster session and reception hosted by the Friends of the GTM Reserve.
From 8:30 am to 12:00 pm, citizen science-based workshops Living Shorelines Supporting Resiliency, FPAN Heritage Monitoring Scouts, Beekeeping 101, Oyster Gardening, Phytoplankton Photography, and FWC Family Fishing Clinic will be offered. Each will be geared to anyone of any age with an interest in nature and ecology.
For more information, please call 904-823-4500 or email Tina.M.Gordon@dep.state.fl.us or Kaitlyn.Dietz@dep.state.fl.us.
To register and for the State of the Reserve Agenda, click on the event website link.