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Pre-Symposium Workshops

Tentative Workshop Outline
(Workshops are subject to change or cancellation, refunds are provided)

 TUESDAY – August 27, 2019 – WORKSHOPS

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8:00 am5:00 pm      Check-In and Registration

8:15 – 12:15 am          Workshop 1:  Introduction to Statistical Analysis and Machine Learning in R -  Part 1. Dan Schmutz, M.S., Chief Environmental Scientist, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.

8:1512:15 am        Workshop 2: Algal Identification in the Environment. – Part 1.  Dr. Dail Laughinghouse, Assistant Professor and Mr. David Berthold, M.S., Biological Scientist – Applied Phycology, University of Florida/IFAS, Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center. (if you have capability of bringing your own microscope, it is highly recommended but not a requirement for the workshop)

Note:  The BioBase workshops 3 & 6 have been cancelled.

10:0010:15 am        MORNING BREAK

12:001:00 pm          LUNCH (provided with full-day Workshop registration)

 2:453:00 pm           AFTERNOON BREAK

12:454:45 pm        Workshop 4: Algal Identification in the Environment. – Part 2.  Dr. Dail Laughinghouse, Assistant Professor and Mr. David Berthold, M.S., Biological Scientist – Applied Phycology, University of Florida/IFAS, Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center (Part 1 AM workshop required) if you have capability of bringing your own microscope, it is highly recommended but not a requirement for the workshop.

12:45 – 4:45 pm          Workshop 5:  Introduction to Statistical Analysis and Machine Learning in R -  Part 2 (Part 1 AM workshop required). Dan Schmutz, M.S., Chief Environmental Scientist, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.

 

12:45 – 4:45 pm         Workshop 7: Invasive Plant Identification and Management. Dr. Lyn Gettys, Assistant Professor – Aquatic and Wetland Plant Science, University of Florida Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center

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Descriptions provided by Instructors:

Workshop 1 & 5: 

Title: Introduction to Statistical Analysis and Machine Learning in R.

Instructor: Dan Schmutz, M.S., Chief EnvironmentalScientist, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.

Description:

This full day workshop will provide a gentle introduction to the somewhat arcane world of R. This free,

open source system for statistical computation and graphics has become the de facto standard for

ecologists with more than half of published scientific papers now using the software. R allows precise

documentation of steps taken in data processing in order to provide reproducible results in alignment

with the Open Science movement. Graphical user interfaces and integrated development environments

now make R much more user friendly for beginners (i.e., more point-and-click and less command line).

Users have contributed over 13,000 packages to R, greatly extending its capabilities. Bring your laptop, if

possible, as the workshop will include a hands-on portion.

 

Some topics we will touch on:

Overview of R Capabilities

Installing R and R Studio

Project Organization

Fun with Data: Importing, Cleaning, Manipulating, Summarizing

Graphics

Spatial Data and Mapping

Statistical Analysis

Scripting

Machine Learning

 

Workshop 7

Title: Invasive Plant Identification and Management.

Instructor: Dr. Lyn Gettys, Assistant Professor – Aquatic and Wetland Plant Science, University of Florida Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center

Description: Aquatic plant identification, biology, ecology, and control methods

 

 

 

 

 

Chapters

News from the SW Chapter

FLMS SW Chapter FREE Workshop and Networking Event!

Monday, April 15, 2019

Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center

3940 Keystone Road

Tarpon Springs, FL  34688

 

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R.S.V.P. for this Free event by April 10 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Agenda

11:00 AM-11:15 AM  Welcome and Introductions - Rob Burnes, FLMS President

 11:15-11:45 AM         What is Se7en Wetlands –Julie Vogel, City of Lakeland

Se7en Wetlands is a 1,600+ acre constructed treatment wetland that receives all the City of Lakeland’s treated wastewater before connecting downstream to the Alafia River. Even though it’s called Se7en ‘Wetlands’, there is a combination of marsh, uplands, and open water lakes. This is due to the property once being used for phosphate mining and clay settling.   

11:45-12:15 PM          Old Tampa Bay Water Quality Improvement Project-Gary Serviss, VHB, Inc.

The Old Tampa Bay Water Quality Improvement Project (OTBWQIP) consists of constructing a 229-foot bridge opening in the Courtney Campbell Causeway to increase water circulation in the far eastern portion of Old Tampa Bay. The project will partially reestablish the hydrologic integrity, significantly restore the historical flow patterns, and ameliorate water quality impacts associated with the artificial impediment to water circulation in this portion of Old Tampa Bay. These hydrologic improvements are anticipated to improve water quality conditions sufficiently such that approximately 320 acres of seagrass meadows would be enhanced.

12:15-12:45 PM         Lunch Sponsored by Applied Polymer Systems

12:45-1:15 PM            Using an Array of Paleolimnological and Hydrological Variables to Develop Site-Specific Alternative Criteria (SSAC) for Lake TarponMegan Long - Wood Environmental

This presentation will look at how historical human alterations and hydrological data coupled with paleolimnological data were used to develop SSACs for Lake Tarpon. .

1:15-1:45 PM              Measuring Sediment Flux and Internal Loads to Inform Management Decisions-Erik Oij, Wood Environmental

Bench scale derived sediment nutrient flux rates and loads were used to conduct treatment alternatives analyses for several lakes. In addition, cost-effective options were proposed to tailor lake management planning when whole-scale dredging projects were not cost-effective

 

1:45-2:15 PM              How to Determine when Alternative to TMDL Restoration Pathways Should be Used, and Methods to Obtain Water Quality Credits Using Innovative BMPs-Mary Szafraniec, Wood Environmental

Several alternatives to TMDLs (e.g. SSACs, NRPs, RAPs, stream exclusions) and when they should be used to address water quality restoration will be discussed. In addition, ongoing efforts on developing water quality credit systems for sediment management BMPs (sediment inactivation and removal) and stream restoration will also be discussed.

2:15-2:30 PM             Break

2:30-3:00 PM              Lake Minimum Level (MFL) Establishment in the Southwest Florida Water Management District
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Donna Campbell & Mark Hurst, Southwest Florida WaterMgmt District

This presentation will provide a brief background on the process for the establishment of Minimum and Guidance Levels for lakes within the Southwest Florida Water Management District, as outlined in Rule 40D-8.624, F.A.C. We will also provide an example of how the Minimum and Guidance Levels were determined for a lake that we recently evaluated.

3:00-3:30 PM              LVI in Pinellas County-Peggy Morgan, Pinellas County

The Lake Vegetation Index bio-assessment procedure was established by FDEP in 2011. This procedure measures the degree to which a freshwater lake supports a healthy, well-balanced plant community. Pinellas County has been monitoring County lakes since the inception of the program and this presentation will review explore the results see thus far.

3:30-4:00 PM              Impacts of Erosion and Sediment on Communities-Eddie Snell, Applied Polymer Systems, Inc.

This short presentation will show how human activities can accelerate the erosion and sedimentation process. These can impact ecosystems, infrastructure, health, quality of life, and property values. Solutions include stormwater training and education, citizen watch groups, community support for lakes and wetlands, and the political will to enforce existing regulations governing erosion and sedimentation.

4:00-4:30 PM             FLMS Updates & Roundtable Discussion, Workshop Close

 R.S.V.P. by April 10 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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SW Chapter hosts Citizens Stormwater Pond Education Workshop

Date & Time: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 ~ 9am to 3pm

Location: Lee County Mosquito/Hyacinth Control District
15191 Homestead Road, Lehigh Acres, FL 33971

Pond Problems?

 A forum to discuss storm water ponds management

 Real local cases of management practices

 Learn how to save money and have healthy storm water ponds

 Specifically for homeowner associations (HOAs), condo associations, community association managers (CAMs) and residents

This workshop is FREE! Lunch is included with pre-registration.

To register or exhibit contact Ernesto Lasso de la Vega 239-694-2171 or visit www.wetplan.org

This event is hosted by Lee County Hyacinth Control District, Florida Lake Management Society, Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program and WETPLAN.org

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Summary of FLMS Fall Workshop and Networking Event

 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

 

Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center

3940 Keystone Road

Tarpon Springs, FL  34688

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FLMS does not keep presentations.  Please click on the link for the presenter to request information directly from them.

 

“The Importance of Hydrology to Lake Management: It’s not just nutrients” 
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“The Proper use of Polymers in the Aquatic Environment”
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The Lake Apopka Nutrient Reduction Facility and 7 Years of Lessons Learned”
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Evaluating Internal Nutrient Loading through Flux Measurements and Empirical Modeling”
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“Coastal Dune Lakes of Walton County”
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“Mapping our Monitoring – The Water-CAT Project”

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“Seeing Blind Spots: The messages you don’t think you’re sending”
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Need a printable copy of the agenda? Click here.

 

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Summary of the FLMS Fall 2015 Workshop

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Weedon Island Preserve

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For a copy of a presentation or questions, please contact the presenter directly by clicking on the link for their name.

(Need a printable agenda?  Click here)
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11:00 AM        Welcome and Introductions

John Walkinshaw, President, Florida Lake Management Society

Robert Burnes, Pinellas County Watershed Management

11:10 AM        A preliminary assessment of the ability of barley straw, cypress leaves and L-lysine to inhibit cyanobacteria in Lake Hancock, a hypereutrophic lake in Central FloridaThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

11:30 AM        Phosphorus, Nitrogen and Chlorophyll A in Selected Storm Water Ponds Relative to the 2008 Fertilizer Ordinance  in Lee County, FL. - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

11:50 AM        Effecting Environmental Change—the misnomer of “soft BMPs” This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

12:10 PM        Lunch Break - Sponsored by Aquatic Systems

12:40 PM       The Impacts of Reuse in the Urban Environment- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

1:00 PM          Water quality management plan development for priority lakes in Polk CountyThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

1:20 PM         Rapid Assessment of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Communities on a Large 2,500 Acre Lake in West-Central FloridaThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

1:40 PM          Break

2:00 PM          Freshwater Clams for Micro-Filtering Stormwater Retention Ponds - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. & Ryan Sullivan, Gulf Coast Lakes and Wetlands

2:20 PM          Hillsborough River Watershed AllianceThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2:40PM          Roundtable Discussion & Wrap Up

Maryann Krisovitch, Florida Lake Management Society

 

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For more information contact:

Maryann Krisovitch

Florida Lake Management Society

(352) 434-5025

The Southwest Chapter of the Florida Lake Management Society was designed to be a forum in which citizens and professionals can meet to identify, educate, and correct the problems concerning our lakes.

For information regarding the activities of the Southwest Chapter, please contact Chapter Chair John Walkinshaw at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Chapters

News from the NW Chapter



Apalachicola River and Bay System Workshop

Hosted by

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, School of the Environment

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Florida Lake Management Society

May 8, 2015

Fredrick S. Humphries Science Research Center

1515 Martin Luther King Blvd., Room 214

This symposium is designed to share information between scientists, students, and resource managers to enhance the understanding and protection of the Apalachicola system. 

Thank you to our lunch sponsor:  Frydenborg EcoLogic, L.L.C!

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11:00 AM         Welcome and introductions

Victor Ibeanusi, Dean, FAMU School of the Environment

Lawrence Keenan, President, Florida Lake Management Society

11:10 AM         Overview of the NOAA/FAMU Environmental Cooperative Research Center and Its ANERR Specific Research Activities         

Jennifer Cherrier and Chuck Jagoe, FAMU

11:40 AM         Effect of Climate Change on North Florida Estuaries                        

Skip Livingston, FSU

12:10 PM          Lunch Break - Sponsored by Frydenborg EcoLogic, LLC

12:50 PM         Reservoir Storage and Downstream Water Delivery                        

Steve Leitman, US Fish and Wildlife

1:20 PM           Oyster Microbiome, and Potential for Microbial Degradation of Oil in Apalachicola Bay

Ashvini Chauhan and Chuck Jagoe, FAMU

1:50 PM           Numeric Nutrient Criteria for Lake Seminole, Apalachicola River, and Bay             

Russ Frydenborg, Frydenborg EcoLogic

2:20 PM           Break

2:30 PM           Cattail Encroachment and Nutrient Enrichment in the Apalachicola Flood Plain
                                Larry Robinson, FAMU

3:00 PM           A Hybrid Green Infrastructure Approach for Runoff and Septic Seepage Mitigation

Jennifer Cherrier, FAMU

3:30 PM           Apalachicola Legal Issues Headed for the Supreme Court                           

Mo Jazil, Hopping, Green and Sams Attorneys

    

3:50 PM           FLMS News and Wrap up
               Maryann Krisovitch, Florida Lake Management Society
              

 

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The Northwest Chapter of the Florida Lake Management Society was designed to be a forum in which citizens and professionals can meet to identify, educate, and correct the problems concerning our lakes.

If the Northwest Florida Lake Management Society can assist you with your lake please feel free to contact Chapter President Sean McGlynn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Chapters

News from the SE Chapter



The Southeast Chapter of the Florida Lake Management Society was designed to be a forum in which citizens and professionals can meet to identify, educate, and correct the problems concerning our lakes.

For information regarding the activities of the Southeast chapter, contact Southeast Chapter Chair Stephen Montgomery @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Chapters

News from the NE Chapter

FLMS NE Chapter Spring Workshop and Networking Event

Friday, May 3, 2019

UNF Biological Sciences Building 59
1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL
Second Floor, Room 2701

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R.S.V.P. for this event by April 30 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Free for current FLMS Members and STUDENTS, $20 for non-members, payable at the door. Lunch is included.
Please park in Garage 38.  There is a $5 parking fee. See campus map below for building and parking garage
location.

Agenda

 

10:00 AM        Welcome and Introductions - Patrick Goodwin, NE FL President, Florida Lake Management Society

10:05 AM        “St. Johns River Report” – Gerry Pinto, Jacksonville University

10:30 AM         “Monitoring and Assessment of Water Quality and Metal Pollution in the lower St. Johns    River” – Gretchen Bielmyer-Fraser, Jacksonville University

10:55AM         Break

11:05 AM        “Cyanotoxin Occurrence in the Lower St. John’s River Estuary, 2005-2017” – Tiffany Trent, St. Johns River Water Management District

11:30 AM        “Mesohaline conditions represent the threshold for oxidative stress, cell death and toxin release in the cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa”- Cliff Ross,  University of North Florida

11:55 AM        FLMS Updates, Maryann Krisovitch, Florida Lake Management Society

12:00 PM         Lunch Break Sponsored by Flatwoods Consulting Group and Aquatic Systems, Inc.

12:30 PM         “Nutrients and wastewater tracers in the watershed of a NE Florida lake” – Casey Harris, St. Johns River Water Management District

12:55 PM         “St. Johns River Restoration: McCoy’s Creek” – Groundwork Jacksonville, Inc.

1:20 PM          “Advocating for the St. Johns River: Major Issues Impacting Our River” – Shannon Blankinship, St. Johns Riverkeeper

1:45 PM           Break

2:00 PM           “The Changing Face of Cyanobacterial Systematics: Lessons from Northeast Florida” – Dale Casamatta, University of North Florida

2:25 PM           “Ecology and Control of HABs” – Patrick Goodwin, Aquatic Systems Inc.

2:50 PM           Roundtable Discussion & Wrap Up - Patrick Goodwin, NE FL President, Florida Lake Management Society

 

 

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The Spring FLMS workshop hosted by the northeast chapter of the Florida Lake Management Society was held on
Tuesday, April 1, 2014  at Ravine Gardens,  Palatka.  

Thank you to our workshop sponsors Environmental Research & Design and Vertex Water Features.

Click here to view the full flyer and agenda.

Aerial Application of Granular Alum in the Blue Cypress Marsh
Vickie Hoge, Environmental Scientist IV, SJRWMD

  • Approximately 600 acres of Blue Cypress Marsh in Indian River County were treated with granular alum to bind excessive sediment phosphorus and reduce cattail coverage.  This treatment will allow restoration of foraging and nesting habitat for the endangered Snail Kite.


GIS, Imagery, Litigation and Lakes at SJRWMD
William E. VanSickle, GIS Analyst III, SJRWMD

  • This presentation illustrates the intersection of Geographic Information Systems, historical imagery and litigation as they apply to the determination of fact and presentation of evidence regarding historical water levels and water management. Includes some examples of the use of GIS and georeferenced scanned imagery as they were used in recent state and federal cases.


Bioassay Assessment of Sediment Contamination: Its Role in Florida's Sediment Quality Assessment Guidelines
Jennifer Sagan, Senior Scientist, AMEC E & I

  • The talk will cover Florida’s Sediment Quality Guidelines for determining the best course of remedial action involving a contaminated site. The Guidelines are based on likely biological effects given the type and concentration of contaminants. It also considers potential additive effects to biota if multiple contaminants are present. While the guidance provides clear guidelines on scenarios where no biological effect (Threshold Effects Level or TEL) is likely and when biological effects are highly likely (Probable Effects Level or PEL), there exists a gray area where additional bioassay tests conducted with site sediments can help determine real impacts to biota.

  

The Northeast Chapter of the Florida Lake Management Society was designed to be a forum in which citizens and professionals can meet to identify, educate, and correct the problems concerning our lakes.

For more information on the activities of the Northeast Chapter contact Chapter Chair Patrick Goodwin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

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Upcoming Events

Early Bird Registration Ends
August 1, 2019

FLMS Board Meeting
August 14, 2019

Pre-symposium Workshops
August 27, 2019

30th Annual Symposium
August 28-30, 2019

 

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