Upcoming Events 

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Want to find out more about what 1000 Friends is up to?  Plan to attend our free webinars and join us at events at which staff members will be making presentations:

November 2019

Friday, November 22, from 5 to 8 p.m.  Jane West Law Oyster Roast Benefit for 1000 Friends of Florida.  291 Cubbedge Road, St. Augustine.  RSVP BY NOVEMBER 15 TO jessica@janewestlaw.com

December 2019

Friday, December 6, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. “Planners in Peril!  Law, Legislation & Ethics for Design Professionals”  A Symposium Presented by The American Planning Association, Florida Chapter, Promised Lands Section, Bonita Springs Town Hall, 9101 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34135 1000 Friends President Paul Owens, Board Member Andrew Dickman and former Policy and Planning Director Thomas Hawkins will be leading a panel discussion at 11:10 a.m.: “The Rise and Fall of Florida’s Growth Management Experiment: Is there Hope for a Resurrection?” For more information visit https://www.planning.org/cm/provider/98865/details/?page=0

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 from noon to 1:30.  Free 1000 Friends of Florida online webinar. 2020 Florida Legislative Wrap Up. Find out more and register at 1000fof.org/upcoming-webinars.  Professional certification credits offered.

January 2020

Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.  1000 Friends of Florida Policy & Planning Director Jane West will be presenting at the 2020 Cela Tega Conference, “The Estero Bay is in Trouble: What Citizens Can Do to Help.” Cohen Center Ballroom, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers.  For more information visit https://www.fgcu.edu/thewaterschool/celatega/.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Dr. John M. DeGrove Free Webinar:  The Economics of the Environment in Florida.  More details coming soon.

February 2020

Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 6:50 p.m. to 8:50 p.m. COBWRA(Coalition of Boynton West Residential Associations) Water Symposium. 1000 Friends President Paul Owens will be among speakers at an event highlighting water problems and solutions in Florida. More details to come. For more information visit  https://www.cobwra.org/

Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 10 a.m. The Bellagio Homeowners Association in Lake Worth, representing 2,200 residents, is presenting a series of 9, 90 minute ECO-Bellaggio Seminars. The general theme of the seminars will focus on what makes Bellaggio unique among other communities within Palm Beach County and how Bellaggio maintains its eco-system. 1000 Friends Paul Owens will speak on the need to restore and strengthen growth management in Florida. More details to come. For more information visit https://www.Bellaggiofla.net

Wednesday, February 15, 2020, noon to 1:30 p.m.  1000 Friends of Florida Dr. John M. DeGrove Free Webinar:  2020 Florida Legislative Wrap.  Find out about legislation and budget items related to planning, growth management, conservation and transportation up for consideration during the 2020 session.  Visit 1000fof.org/upcoming-webinars to find out more and register.  Professional certification credits being offered.

March 2020

Wednesday, March 11, 2020, noon to 1:30 p.m.  1000 Friends of Florida Dr. John M. DeGrove Free Webinar:  The Economics of Development in Florida.  What are the economic impacts of development and sprawl in our rapidly growing state?  Use local data and simple math to understand the impact of development on community economic health.  Visit 1000fof.org/upcoming-webinars to find out more and register.  Professional certification credits being offered.

April 2020

Wednesday, April  15, 2020, noon to 1:30 p.m.  1000 Friends of Florida Dr. John M. DeGrove Free Webinar:  2020 Florida Legislative Wrap.  Find out about legislation and budget items related to planning, growth management, conservation and transportation that passed and failed during the 2020 session.  Visit 1000fof.org/upcoming-webinars to find out more and register.  Professional certification credits being offered.

April 23-23, 2020. Let’s shift the Florida landscape paradigm together.  1000 Friends of Florida is proud to be a part of the OUTSIDE Collaborative 2020 which focuses on the intersection of academia, industry, and government in order to shift the Florida landscape towards more sustainable landscaping. It provides a forum for collaboration, the sharing of best practices and showcasing innovative projects and trends. Through a unique collaborative platform over 2 days, we will unravel the issues, define the most relevant topics and build a strategic framework to advance sustainable landscaping in the State. The collaboration will take place from April 23-24, 2020 at the Clermont City Center, 620 West Montrose St., Clermont, FL 34711. For more information, please visit the website at outsidecollab.com.  If you have questions or are interested in being a 2020 conference sponsor, please email the organizing team at brianna.palfi@cherrylake.com.