I attended two CBSM workshops in Orlando last week. They were excellent. I am looking for an "expert" (someone with more experience) who is (preferably) located at the University of Florida (or, at least in Florida), who might be interested in participating in a potential pilot project. Scenario: a general permit (State Administrative Rule) is being sought in SW Florida to maintenance dredge boating channels. To mitigate for dredging in some areas, non-combustion engine zones may be established to protect scarred sea grass beds. We feel that some form of education (CBSM) regarding sea grass protection (audience: boaters) is needed and we would like to design a pilot project. Any leads are greatly appreciated (if more information beyond the sketchy details provided above is needed, please let me know).
Bob Swett, Ph.D.
Coordinator, Florida Sea Grant Boating and Waterway Management Program Assistant Professor, Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
P.O. Box 110405 Gainesville, FL 32611
Ph (352) 392-6233
Fx (352) 392-5113