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Post-Symposium Overview

On the heels of the 2021 Lake Worth Lagoon Management Plan update, the 2022 Lake Worth Lagoon Science Symposium gathered scientists and professionals from local, state and federal agencies with estuarine and marine resource management roles in the Lake Worth Lagoon or Florida estuaries. Attendees had an opportunity to earn more about the lagoon, its watershed and all of the factors that influence the health, management and restoration of this unique estuary.

Symposium Recap Video

The Lake Worth Lagoon is an estuary of multiple identities. It’s the backyard of the glittering oceanfront mansions and luxury resorts of Palm Beach; an aquatic playground for anglers, divers and tourists from all over the world; a bustling nautical highway for boaters cruising the Intracoastal Waterway; and home to the Port of Palm Beach, the fourth-busiest container port in Florida and a regional economic powerhouse. Against this backdrop, management of the Lagoon requires a thoughtful and strategic approach that recognizes the unique history and challenges facing this urban estuary, its importance to Palm Beach County’s economy and to its citizens’ quality of life.

Topics Presented

Attended by more than 230 people, the symposium featured keynote speakers, individual talks, posters, and a panel session addressing the most pressing and complex science issues the Lagoon is facing – now and into the future.

Presentations focuesed on key topical areas including:

  • Habitat & Biological Resources
  • Environmental Restoration & Enhancement
  • Water Quality & Sediment Quality
  • Education & Public Outreach

The book of abstracts, poster PDFs and audio recordings of all presentations authorized for sharing can be found on the Presentations & Abstracts page.

Join us in thanking the many organizations who sponsored this program and supported our efforts to inform partners and promote Lagoon health. It is only through their generous financial contributions that make this event possible.

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