FLMS 32nd Annual Technical Symposium
Theme: Citizen Involvement in Aquatic Resource Management
August 31 to September 3, 2021
Hawks Cay Resort
61 Hawks Cay Blvd, Duck Key, Florida
Yep, in person!!!!
Schedule and Agenda
Tuesday, August 31, 4pm: Sugarloaf Key Jumping Bridge Adventure (Click for details)
Contact Eesa Ali at 904-813-1298 to let him know you are coming.
Thursday, September 2, 6:15pm to 8:00pm: Sunset Sail Student Scholarship “SFUNdraiser”
Tickets $35pp (that’s $60 off if you go alone!!) Beer, wine, champagne & soft drinks included!
Reservations made at FLMS registration desk.
Friday, September 3rd, 12pm to 4pm: Snorkel/Dive Trip (Click for details)
Contact Dan Schmutz at 813-765-0874 with questions about the trip. Contact the Dive Shop to reserve your spot.
|Early Bird |
(Member & Non-member rate)
|3 day symposium||$360|
|Tuesday full day workshop||$100|
|Wednesday or Thursday only||$175 each|
Included with your registration are the following:
One year FLMS membership
Tuesday workshops include AM & PM beverage breaks plus lunch
Wednesday & Thursday include breakfast, AM & PM beverage breaks plus lunch
Friday includes breakfast and AM break
FLMS Cares about your health and safety. Click here to review our COVID-19 symposium protocols.
Hotel Information – Hawks Cay Resort
The Symposium is offering hotel reservations at exceptional prices before, during, and after the Symposium at the Hawks Cay Resort and Marina. The guestroom rate is $164 plus $17 Resort Fee and any applicable state and local taxes. WiFi & self-parking included!!! A one night deposit is required upon making the reservation. These rates are available from August 30 to September 4, 2021 and may be extended three days prior to and/or post Symposium depending on availability. Reservations must be made no later than August 2, 2021 to get these favorable rates. Our room block normally sells out early so it is advisable to make reservations as soon as you are able. Please ensure your room selection and rate are correct.
Hotel room reservation advisory!!!!! Hawks Cay is currently sold out for Labor Day weekend. However, there are still plenty of rooms in our symposium block for Monday night through Thursday night. There are also currently rooms available for the weekend before the conference starts. If you try to make a reservation that includes dates beyond Thursday night, you’ll likely get a Room Block Full message. Rates for dates other than Monday through Thursday are based on hotel availability and may not be at the room block rate. Room block date extended to August 2, 2021!!!
The group Reservation Code is FLORIDALAKE21.
The booking link is Florida Lake Management Society (2021) Event at Hawks Cay Resort
Exhibitors & Sponsors
We can’t do it without YOU! Please visit our special page just for you!
Stay tuned for more details and thank you for your support! We can’t wait to SEE YOU!!!!
Remember when we used to meet face to face? We do!
The 2019 Symposium at Hawks Cay
The 2017 Symposium
The 2016 Symposium
A Look Back at 2015!
Pre-Symposium Workshop – SOPs of Surface Water Sampling presented by FDEP staff.
Pre-Symposium Workshop – Macroinvertebrate surveys
(R) Keynote Speaker – Judy Ott of Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program
General session and panel discussions
Tuesday Guest Luncheon Speaker – Beacham Furse – Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
Tuesday evening Exhibitors’ Social & Poster Session
(L) Wednesday Keynote Speaker Mark Hoyer – University of Florida/LAKEWATCH
(R) NALMS President Reed Green, Incoming FLMS President John Walkinshaw & NALMS Treasurer Mike Perry
Passing the gavel – Past-president Jennifer Sagan and Incoming President John Walkinshaw
This year’s Kevin McCann Memorial Scholarship Recipients with FLMS Admin Maryann
(L-R Molly Klinepeter, Mriganka De, Maryann Krisovitch & Rob Sierzega)
The winning team for the 6th Annual Kevin McCann Memorial Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament.
This year’s tournament raised $600 for the fund!
(L-R Jeremy Slade, Craig Smith, Troy Knowlton, Colin Kirk)
Second and third place golf teams
(L-R Robert Criste, Steve Beeman, John Selby, Andy Chapman, Ron Hart, Matt & Todd Olson, Lance Lumbard)
As we close the book on another successful technical symposium, let’s take a look back at the 2014 event!
Wednesday’s Incredible Race Student Fundraiser Event was held at the Florida Oceanographic Society’s Coastal Center. The winners of the event were Danielle Marshall & Sam Arden, Dana Dettmar & Mark Lucius and Serge and Barb Thomas.
Both events raised a combined $900 to support the Kevin McCann Student Scholarship Fund which provides travel funding for students to attend the FLMS symposium.
Following a humorous look back at FLMS over the past 25 years with Board President Jennifer Sagan, this year’s keynote speaker at the opening session was long-time FLMS and NALMS member and supporter, Marty Kelly of Atkins North America. Marty provided his perspective on water quality and water quantity issues affecting Florida over the past 25 years.
Tuesday evening ended with our poster session and Exhibitors Social. Many thanks go out to our exhibitors and sponsors who make this event financially possible. Please visit our exhibitors page for a full listing.
Wednesday’s morning keynote speaker was Julie Espy of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Julie’s presentation focused on restoration and protection efforts throughout Florida.
Our annual business meeting and banquet special lunch speaker was Florida Senator Charlie Dean who spoke on his life-long history in Florida and his love of our environment and the need for its protection.
Following Senator Dean, FLMS honored its long-time Treasurer, Mike Perry. Mike has served on the FLMS Board for the past 12 years and has been Treasurer for the past ten years. He currently serves as the Treasurer for NALMS. We say a BIG THANK YOU to Mike for his dedication!