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FLMS 31st Annual Technical Symposium

(The one where we didn’t see you in person!!)

After much discussion and input from our members, it is with a heavy heart that we announce we will not be holding our 31st annual symposium in person. But, that doesn’t mean we won’t see you! Your Board is currently working on a plan to roll out our usual technical sessions and workshops as individual webinars.

Individual registration will be lower than the in-person rate so we hope you will have more co-workers join these educational sessions. You’ll be able to participate live or view the recorded session on demand. We’ll even have some of our workshops available as well.

We will also hold our annual business meeting for all members on August 26 in order to swear in our new Board of Directors and announce this year’s Awards of Excellence.

We will roll out new sponsorship options for our much valued vendors.

Stay tuned for details and thank you for your support! We can’t do it without YOU!

The 2019 Symposium at Hawks Cay

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Dr. Harvey Harper (L) receives the Marjorie Carr Award, the Society’s highest award for lifetime achievement, from FLMS President Robbin Huffines.
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Student scholarship fundraiser after hours field trip to Key West

The 2017 Symposium 

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Dr. Jim Griffin – Marjorie Carr Award Recipient
L-R FLMS President Ron Hart, Nella Griffin, Jim Griffin, FLMS Treasurer Lance Lumbard

The 2016 Symposium

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Fish ID Workshop
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General Session
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Student/Board Meet & Greet
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Poster Session
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Dr. Dana Stephens Receives Young Professional Award
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Sergio Duarte Gives Love Your Lake Grant Update
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Annual Business Luncheon
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Ann Shortelle Receives the Edward Deevey, Jr. Award
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Dr. Daniel Canfield Volunteerism Award is Given to LAKEWATCH
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Colin, Jeff & Chris win the Golf Tourney – Again!
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Kevin McCann Memorial Scholarship Fund Putt Putt Tourney Gang!
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John Walkinshaw Presents Todd Olson with 2016’s President’s Award
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FLMS President Ron Hart Presents Chao Xiong with Student Poster Award
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Awesome Putt Putt Players!!

A Look Back at 2015!

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Person looking at a small pond
Person looking at a small pond

Pre-Symposium Workshop – SOPs of Surface Water Sampling presented by FDEP staff.

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People standing around

    
Pre-Symposium Workshop – Macroinvertebrate surveys

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Pre-Symposium Workshop – Using climate data in lake management
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Tuesday Welcome address by Vice President & Program Co-Chair John Walkinshaw and Conference Chair Ron Hart
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Keynote Speaker – Judy Ott of Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program
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Judges at a table

(R) Keynote Speaker – Judy Ott of Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program

      

General session and panel discussions

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Tuesday Guest Luncheon Speaker – Beacham Furse – Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission

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Crowd of people
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Tuesday evening Exhibitors’ Social & Poster Session

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Crowd of people near exhibits
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(L) Wednesday Keynote Speaker Mark Hoyer – University of Florida/LAKEWATCH

(R) NALMS President Reed Green, Incoming FLMS President John Walkinshaw & NALMS Treasurer Mike Perry

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Passing the gavel – Past-president Jennifer Sagan and Incoming President John Walkinshaw

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 This year’s Kevin McCann Memorial Scholarship Recipients with FLMS Admin Maryann
(L-R Molly Klinepeter, Mriganka De, Maryann Krisovitch & Rob Sierzega)

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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)

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4 people gathered

Second and third place golf teams

(L-R Robert Criste, Steve Beeman, John Selby, Andy Chapman, Ron Hart, Matt & Todd Olson, Lance Lumbard)

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Maryann post-symposium!

Remembering 2014!

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.

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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.

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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.

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Crowd of people

    

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.

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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. 

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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!

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