Join us for a panel discussion on the importance of quantifying ecosystem benefits as a resiliency measure for Miami Dade County.
We will discuss nature-based infrastructure, ecosystem services, and natural capital as a means of making our County more resilient to sea level rise and other climate change-related threats, with a specific focus on wastewater reuse.
We will also share our newly released Earth Economics study on the value of restored wetlands and tour a pilot restoration site!
Tour by Dallas Hazelton, Natural Areas Management, Miami-Dade County
Rachel Silverstein, PhD (moderator), Miami Waterkeeper
Lee Hefty, DERM, Miami-Dade County
Kevin Lynskey, Water and Sewer, Miami-Dade County
Bahram Charkhian, South Florida Water Management District
Julia Wester, Msc, PhD - Field School, Blue Backyard Miami, University of Miami Abess Center
8:00-8:45am breakfast at Deering Estate Visitor Center
8:45-9:00am transport to restoration site
9:00-9:30am tour of site
9:30-9:45am transport to visitor center
9:50-11:00am Presentation & Panel Discussion
Meet at the Deering Estate Visitor Center between 8:00-8:30am. Due to limited parking at the site, a Deering Estate shuttle will take guests to and from the Powers Property restoration site. Wear comfortable shoes for walking across uneven ground. If you can only attend the panel discussion, please meet at the Visitor Center at 9:45am.