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- November 2016 Newsletter November 21, 2016
- Port Canaveral Tour June 29, 2016
On June 24, 2016, the Atlantic Coast Section hosted a tour of Port Canaveral. Thank you to Scott Shepard, Port Canaveral Real Estate Director, who gave a two-hour tour of the Port from the inside.
The tour focused on how Port Canaveral contributes to the local and regional economy now and into the future. Discussion also included Port operations, transportation logistics (cruise ships, cargo ships, recreational boating), long term planning for multi-modal transportation connections (sea, rail and highway) and tourism/recreation.
In the future, the Port will accommodate liquid natural gas ships to export this commodity from the region.
Attendees are eligible for 2.0 CM credits (#9102007).
- Atlantic Coast Section Newsletter – March 2016 March 10, 2016
March 2016 – Download PDF
- The National Elephant Center Event April 2, 2015
Thank you to everyone who helped make our March 27th event a success! Twenty-one participants joined four presenters to learn more about planning for endangered wildlife. Both Marsh Landing Restaurant and The National Elephant Center (TNEC) were gracious hosts who welcomed us in.
We met at Marsh Landing Restaurant to hear from Fellsmere Mayor Susan Adams, Fellsmere City Manager Jason Nunemaker, Fellsmere Community Development Director Mark Mathes, and TNEC Operations Manager Scott Krug. Along with eating some delicious food, Susan, Jason and Mark discussed Fellsmere’s role in helping TNEC locate within city limits. The discussion centered around obtaining public and political support, land use considerations, permitting, and economic impacts.
Scott’s presentation at Marsh Landing focused on elephant conservation and how the Fellsmere location was selected. Scott took our group to TNEC to meet the two resident African elephants and tour the facility. He was a wealth of knowledge and we all left with a much expanded awareness of elephants in North America. We feel so lucky to have the opportunity to visit this unique facility and learn about elephant conservation and care.
The Atlantic Coast Section happily donated $250 to TNEC to help support their efforts on elephant conservation.
If you attended the event, don’t forget to log your 2 CM credits. Refer to #e.29269.