Florida Stormwater Association’s Winter Conference will be held this year December 5-7 at the Hyatt Regency, 211 North Tampa Street, Tampa, Florida.   The Conference is expected to provide something for everyone with sessions including a preview of the 2013 Legislative Session, the bi-annual “DEP Day” and workshops on topics such as Numeric Nutrient Criteria and other water quality policies.  

Keynote speakers include Blake Guillory, SWFWMD Executive Director; Cari Roth, Attorney and Chair of the Environmental Regulation Commission; and, Mary Jean Yon, Senior Lobbyist for Audubon of Florida.  The Luncheon Address will feature Bill Green – a founding partner at the Hopping Green and Sams law firm and also a PhD Cosmologist!  He’ll provide an informative and entertaining presentation entitled “Cracking the Cosmic Code Carried by the Oldest Light in the Universe.”

Other activities include a Gangland Ybor Tour - a walking tour of the infamous hangouts and hits from Ybor's Mafia past.  The tour will be held on Thursday night, December 6th starting at 7:30 p.m. and will be leaving from King Corona Cigars at 1523 East 7th Avenue, Ybor City.  To register, email Scott Deitche at sdeitche@gpinet.com or call the FSA directly at 888-221-3124.