Conservation of Florida’s Remaining Natural Resources
GAINESVILLE, FL – “Florida’s Final Frontiers: Saving What’s Left,” is the focus of the University of Florida Levin College of Law’s Ninth Annual Public Interest Environmental Conference scheduled here Feb. 27-March 1.
Sponsored by the law school’s Environmental and Land Use Society and the Center for Governmental Responsibility in cooperation with the Environmental and Land Use Law Section of the Florida Bar, the event will begin with an evening reception the 27th at the Florida Museum of Natural History.
Keynote address the 28th will be by Jan Schlichtmann, one of the country’s eading civil litigators in the fields of environmental protection and product safety. Schlichtmann received national recognition for his work representing families of Woburn, MA, that were impacted by water supply contamination – chronicled in the national best selling book by Jonathan Harr, A Civil Action.
Panel sessions the 28th and March 1st will feature national and state environmental experts discussing Florida resources, land and development, water, wildlife and habitat, and policy and procedure.
Financial support for the conference has been provided by the Jelks Family Foundation, UF Student Government, the Law College Council and Hopping Green & Sams, P.A., of Tallahassee. Lawyers attending the conference will be eligible for Continuing Legal Education credit.
Registration and additional information is available by calling the Center for Governmental Responsibility (352.392.2237).