The meeting’s purpose is to provide a forum for the panhandle watershed stakeholders to learn more about the value of creating Estuary Programs from the Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program (IRLNEP) Executive Director Duane De Freese.
Freese will talk about the history of the IRLNEP and the importance of having and sustaining an Estuary Program, the governance structure and funding streams, their recent restructuring and other related topics.
The goal is for the panhandle stakeholders to better understand how creating estuary programs will benefit our watersheds and help inform the discussions on their formation.
The agenda for the meeting is:
• Opening remarks – Darryl Boudreau
• Introductions – everyone
• Presentation and conversation – Duane De Freese