DEP Announces Agenda for 6th Annual South Florida Regional Brownfield Symposium


6th Annual South Florida Brownfield Symposium

Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Community Involvement
in the Transformation of Brownfields 

We invite all of South Florida and Southwest Florida, including Tampa Bay, Orlando, Miami and Palm Beach to learn  about grants, loans, cleanup and successful Brownfield sites.

Symposium Includes:

  • 6/6/18 (Evening) FBA Scholarship Fundraiser
  • 6/7/18 Educational Sessions
  • 6/7/18 Evening Keynote speakers 
  • 6/8/18 Educational Workshops

Who Should Attend:

Developers, investors, commercial real estate professionals, government, engineers and other interested parties


June 7- 8, 2018 


Chateau Elan, Hotel & Conference Center 
150 Midway Drive,
Sebring, FL 33870


Discounted Hotel Rates: The hotel is offering discounted rates for the Symposium. Reservations will close on May 25. 

To make a reservation call 1-863-655-7200.

Don't miss out -  REGISTER  NOW!
The Symposium is fast approaching!

The 6th Annual South Florida Brownfield Symposium is full of educational presentations and workshops offering excellent opportunity to gain knowledge from industry experts!


Wednesday, June 6 (Evening):
FL Brownfield Association Scholarship Fundraiser at the Sugar Sand Distillery, Lake Placid (Information at:

      Thursday, June 7:
      Presentations from industry, regulatory experts and academia will include:

      • Transaction Risk Management Panel Session - ERMI, Frank L. Hearne, Esq., Hurwit Enterprises, Hylant 
      • FL. Legislative Updates - ERMI and FDEP
      • Dr. Christian Wells, Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Brownfields Research, USF
      • Brownfields, the Nuts and Bolts of the Department’s role
      • Special performance of the Broadway Play "Brownfield, from an idea to Completion"
      • “Brownfields  Endurance Rally” - Community presentations with Panel PPM, Terracon, Cardno, TCRPC, EPA
      • Smart Community Grant -  National / State Realtors Association
      • Complementary Grant Review by Environmental Consultants, NJIT and EPA

      Thursday Evening Reception and Keynote Speakers:

       - Honorable Kathleen Passidomo, FL State Senator Dist. 28 
       - Tom Lewis, President of the Florida Brownfield Association(This reception and networking is sponsored by our sponsors)

      Friday June 8, Workshop Day:

      1. DEP Oculus Database Training
      2. - Three Data Tools that can work together:
           DEP, Duke Energy and GIS Experts
        -  MapDirect, Contaminated Locator Map and GIS
      3. Writing & Submitting Great Grant Proposals
        The New Jersey Institute of Technology, Technical Assistance to Brownfields Communities  and Environmental Protection Agency, (EPA), Reg. 4
      4. Complementary Grant Review by Environmental Consultants, NJIT and EPA

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        For more information about this event please contact
        Terry Cerullo or Martha Avila at 239-344-5600.