September 4 Brown Bag Lunch: Army Corps of Engineers

Ted Moorhead Lagoon House

September 4, 2018
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Admission is free.

Join us for our September Brown Bag presentation with Brandon Conroy, Ph.D., a Biologist for the Cocoa Permits Division of the Army Corps of Engineers, for a brief overview of the Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District Regulatory Division program. He will be discussing federal jurisdiction, the permitting process including consultation under the Endangered Species Act, the Magnuson-Stevens Act, and the National Historic Preservation Act, and many other details about the federal bureaucracy.

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Brandon was born and raised in Virginia and graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.S. in Biology focusing on Environmental Biological Conservation. Afterwards, he spent a year at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution studying harmful algal blooms in the Gulf of Maine and Bay of Fundy before returning to Virginia to pursue his Ph.D. at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. He studied the fate of a large-scale phytoplankton bloom (greater than 1000 square miles) located in the Amazon-influenced tropical Atlantic Ocean. His work primarily investigated the zooplankton community structure and grazing impact on the phytoplankton bloom. After defending his dissertation, he accepted a job with the Army Corps Regulatory Division, which brought him to Florida where he has resided since January 2017.

This event is free and open to the public, all attendees have to do is register online. If interested and able, we ask participants to donate $5 toward our guest speaker series. This educational series is a long-standing and cherished program of the MRC that is supported by volunteers and the community’s charitable giving. All donations are tax-deductible. Attendees are encouraged and welcome to bring and enjoy their lunch during the seminar! For more information on the Marine Resources Council, please visit www.SaveTheIRl.org.