Rookery Bay Reserve Offers Blue Carbon Workshop

—Learn how blue carbon can conserve and restore coastal wetlands—

 

“Blue Carbon: A Management Tool for the Conservation and Restoration of Coastal Wetlands”

 

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 8:30 a.m. —4:30 p.m.

 

Everglades Wetland Research Park

Florida Gulf Coast University Kapnick Center

4940 Bayshore Drive

Naples, FL 34112

 

Registration is $40, lunch and refreshments will be provided. To register, click here.

 

This workshop addresses the basics of coastal landscape project planning, models and implementation practices, as well as the economics of blue carbon and the benefits of combining blue carbon projects with traditional conservation and restoration activities.

 

Blue Carbon is the benefit provided by coastal ecosystems, such as mangroves, sea grasses and marshes, when they absorb carbon and other greenhouse gases from the air and store them in the soil, roots and plant materials.

 

Presenters include Dr. William Mitsch, eminent scholar and director of Everglades Wetlands Research Park at Florida Gulf Coast University; Steve Emmett-Mattox, senior director for Strategic Planning and Programs for Restore America’s Estuaries; Dr. Steve Crooks, director of Climate Change Services, Environmental Science Associates and Co-Chair of International Blue Carbon Working Group; Scott Settelmyer, managing director, TerraCarbon; Jeremy Conrad, wildlife biologist at JN “Ding” Darling NWR; and Dr. Dave Tomasko with Environmental Science Associates.

 

To register visit http://gulfalliancetraining.com/detail.aspx?Id=102.

 

For more information, please contact [email protected] or 239-530-5956.

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