"Success in the Sunshine"
Links to Success Stories and Resources
WATER CONSERVATION AND ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION
Keith Wilkins, Director, Department of Neighborhood & Environmental Services, Escambia County, 1190 West Leonard Street, Suite 4, Room 205, Pensacola, FL 32501 (phone 850/595-3496; fax 850/595-3495; e-mail
John L. Hutchinson, Manager of Corporate Communications, Gulf Power Company, One Energy Place, Pensacola, FL 32520-06012 (phone 850/444-6750; fax 850/444-6476; e-mail
Thomas L. Lothrop, P.E., Deputy Director, Department of Public Works, City of Orlando, 5100 L. B. McLeod Road, Orlando FL 32811 (phone 407/246-2213; fax 407/246-2886; e-mail
Jo Ann Jackson, Senior Engineer III, Post, Buckley, Schuh, and Jernigan, Inc., 482 S. Keller Road, Orlando, FL 32810 (phone 407/647-7275, fax 407/647-0624, e-mail
Andrea Povinelli, Communications Manager, Blowing Rocks Preserve, 574 South Beach Road, Hobe Sound, FL 33455-2804 (phone 561/744-6668; fax 561/744-8680; e-mail
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Office of Wetlands, Oceans & Watersheds
Information and case studies. www.epa.gov/owow/wetlands/construc/intro.html)
Describes how economists value the beneficial ways that ecosystems affect people. Provides a clear, non-technical explanation of ecosystem valuation concepts, methods, and applications.
Clean Beaches Council
Developing innovative approaches to coastal management and protection of human health and the environment. Its flagship program is the Blue Wave Campaign-America's first environmental certification program for beaches.
NOAA Restoration Center
Community-based restoration program to inspire and conduct meaningful, on-the-ground restoration of marine, estuarine, and riparian habitat.
TOOLS FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Eric Draper, Director of Conservation, Audubon of Florida, 2507 Callaway Road, Suite 103, Tallahassee, FL 32303 (phone 850/224-7546; fax 850/224-6056; e-mail
Ed Kuester, Program Administrator, Rural & Family Lands Protection Program, Division of Forestry, Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, 3125 Conner Boulevard, Suite I, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1650 (phone 850/414-9929; fax 850/921-6724; e-mail
Phil Leary, Director, Government & Community Affairs, Florida Farm Bureau, 5700 S.W. 34th St., Gainesville, FL 32608 (phone 352/374-1543; fax 352/374-1592; e-mail
Pam Portwood, Director, Wakulla County Grants Department, Wakulla County Office of Grants and Special Projects, P.O. Box 309, Crawfordville, FL 32326-0309 (phone 850/926-0909; fax 850/926-941; e-mail
Tracy Suber, Division of Community Planning, Department of Community Affairs, 2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard, Tallahassee, FL 32399-2100 (phone 850/922-1819; fax 850/488-3309; e-mail)
Strategies to Promote Nature- and Heritage-Based Tourism, Tourist Development Council, Wakulla County, Florida
Bonnie R. Holub, Director, Wakulla County Tourist Development Council, P.O. Box 67, Panacea, FL 32346 (phone 850/984-2966; fax 850/984-2967; e-mail
Kerri L. Post, Vice President of New Product Development, VISIT FLORIDA, 661 East Jefferson Street, Suite 300, Tallahassee, FL 32301 (phone 850/488-5607 ext. 355; fax 850/224-2938; e-mail
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U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development
Helping improve the economy and quality of life in all of rural America. Programs include the Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Rural Housing Service, Rural Utilities Service, and Office of Community Development Programs.
Florida Department of Transportation, Scenic Highway Program
A grassroots effort to heighten awareness of the state's historical and intrinsic resources - cultural, historical, archeological, recreational, natural, and scenic - which, collectively, enhance the overall traveling experience. Program participation provides subsequent benefits to the community as well, such as resource preservation, enhancement, and protection.
VISIT FLORIDA, Marketing Florida's Nature, Heritage, & Culture
The official tourism marketing corporation of Florida, with descriptive material on nature and cultural heritage tourism destinations and accommodations. The Office of New Product Development has published a Guide to Responsible Nature & Culture Heritage Tourism in Florida.
Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources
Promoting the historical, archaeological, museum, and folk culture resources in Florida. Conducts the Florida Main Street Program.
Regatta Pointe Marina, Palmetto, Florida, and Pensacola Shipyard Marine Complex, Pensacola, Florida
Tom Farmer, Harbour Master, Regatta Pointe Marina, 1005 Riverside Drive, Palmetto, FL 34221 (phone 941/729-6021; fax 941/729-8428; e-mail
Rocky De Simone, General Manager, Pensacola Shipyard Marine Complex, 700 Myrick Street, Pensacola, FL 32505 (phone 850/434-3548; fax 850/432-3556; e-mail
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Jan R. DeLaney, Program Administrator, Clean Marine Program, Department of Environmental Protection, Division of law Enforcement, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, M.S. 665, Tallahassee, FL 32399-3000 (phone 850/245-2847; fax 850/245-2859; e-mail
Michael Opalinski, Director, Environmental and Engineering Services, Seminole Electric Cooperative, Inc., 16313 N. Dale Mabry Highway, P.O. Box 272000, Tampa, FL 33688-2000 (phone 813/963-0994, ext. 1233; fax 813/264-7906; e-mail
Gary Molchan, Director of Public Affairs, Lafarge North America, Inc., 12950 Worldgate Drive, Herndon, VA, 20170 (phone 703/480-3855; fax 703/796-9515; e-mail
Mary Beth Northrup, Environmental Manager, Motorola Plantation Facility, 8000 West Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 3322 (phone 954/723-4306; fax 954/723-5900; e-mail
U.S. EPA and U.S. Department of Energy, ClimateWise
A unique, government-industry partnership jointly sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help businesses turn energy efficiency and environmental performance into a corporate asset.
U.S. EPA Energy Star Program
A government-backed program to help businesses and individual protect the environment through superior energy efficiency. Sponsors Energy Star Awards-with an annual ceremony honoring companies and organizations for their commitment to a brighter future.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, WasteWise
A free, voluntary program through which organizations eliminate costly municipal solid waste, benefiting their bottom line and the environment.
Wildlife Habitat Council
Works to increase the amount of quality wildlife habitat on corporate, private, and public lands.
SMART GROWTH AND GREEN PRACTICES
The Bonita Bay Group, Southwest Florida, and London Bay Homes, Inc.,Bonita Springs, Florida
Susan H. Watts, Vice President/General Manager of Mediterra and The Estates at TwinEagles, The Bonita Bay Group, 9990 Coconut Road, Suite 200, Bonita Springs, FL 34135-8488 (phone 239/495-1000; fax 239/992-5752; e-mail
Mark D. Wilson, President, London Bay Homes, Inc., 889 111th Avenue North, Naples, FL 34108 (phone 239/592-1400, fax 239/592-1413; e-mail
Tim Hiers, C.G.C.S., Golf Course Manager, The Old Collier Golf Club, 797 Walkerbilt Road, Naples, FL 34110 (phone 239/593-8522; fax 239/593-8524; e-mail
Dr. Ronny R. Duncan, Professor of Turf Breeding, University of Georgia, 1109 Experiment Street, Griffin, GA 30223-1797 (phone 770/228-7326; fax 770/229-3215; e-mail
Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, Audubon International, Inc., 46 Rarick Road, Selkirk, NY 12158 (phone 518/767-9051; fax 518/767-9076; e-mail
Jonnie or Greg Flewelling, Seminole Country Inn, P.O. Box 1818, 15885 S.W. Warfield Boulevard, Indiantown, FL 34956 (phone 772/597-3777; fax 772/597-2883; e-mail
U.S. Green Building Council
Nation's foremost coalition of leaders from across the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to live and work.
Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, LEED
Green building rating system is a voluntary, consensus-based, national standard for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings.
Smart Growth Network
Network was formed in response to increasing community concerns about the need for new ways to grow that boost the economy, protect the environment, and enhance community vitality. Its partners include environmental groups, historic preservation organizations, professional organizations, developers, real estate interests, local and state government entities.
Green Hotel Association
Committed to encouraging, promoting, and supporting ecological consciousness in the hospitality industry.
USGA Green Section
The group within the United States Golf Association that involves itself in every phase of golf course maintenance and management, including funding research to develop improved strains of turfgrass that require less water and are more tolerant of stress, and the promotion of environmentally sensitive construction and maintenance practices.