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Benefits of Attending
This Symposium is only held every few years, and it is a great way to get a synopsis of what is going on in the Lagoon and to actively participate in making a difference!
Symposium attendees will:
- Learn about the different types of successful habitat restoration efforts used in the Lagoon over the last decade, as well as future efforts planned to continue restoring critical habitats
- Get updates about the status of biological and environmental resources through ongoing monitoring and research efforts for oysters, fisheries, sea turtles, birds, seagrasses, mangroves and water quality
- Have opportunities to network and cultivate partnerships to:
- Apply successful and burgeoning techniques to upcoming habitat restoration projects
- Quantify and reduce negative watershed impacts to Florida estuaries
- Implement targeted biological monitoring programs to help guide adaptive management of Florida estuaries, such as the Lake Worth Lagoon, into the future
Who Should Attend?
The Lake Worth Lagoon Science Symposium will be attended by a diverse group of people, including but not limited to:
- Professionals and scientists from local, state and federal agencies with estuarine and marine resource management roles in the Lake Worth Lagoon or Florida estuaries.
- Academics, researchers, students and citizens conducting research and monitoring efforts in the Lake Worth Lagoon or Florida estuaries.
- Engineering and environmental consultants working in Florida’s estuaries.
- Not for profit and educational partners who focuses on connectivity, stewardship and protection of natural resources.
- Local representatives from municipalities in the Lagoon’s watershed.
Why Should You Attend?
Attendees will gain a clear understanding of the state of Lake Worth Lagoon and the unique challenges the Lagoon faces, what management actions are forthcoming due to current status and trends and how they can be involved. Attendees will learn how the lagoon’s watershed has an outsized effect on its health and the future projects designed to combat habitat loss and degradation. You will understand why water quality is a driving factor in the robustness and resilience of the Lagoon and the next steps to balance water needs for the benefit of the environment and estuarine resources.