Our citizens' opinions matter. The Environmental Science Forum represents Pinellas County's efforts to address key citizen and special interest group concerns on the current and future use of County parks and preserves, environmental lands and green space. The county has put together an informal group to act in a consulting fact-finding role to the County Administrator. The Forum is made up of representatives from organizations and private individuals with environmental knowledge and interests. Pinellas County administrators and representatives from Environmental Management, Brooker Creek Preserve, Parks and Utilities will provide staff support.

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The mission of the Environmental Science Forum shall be to review and provide comments and recommendations on significant projects and management activities potentially affecting Pinellas County environmental and park lands, and associated water and biological resources. Comments and recommendations provided by the ESF shall be considered by County staff, the County Administrator and Board of County Commissioners, in an advisory manner, as appropriate. The deliberations of the ESF shall be conducted under Sunshine Law provisions.

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The agenda and minutes will be posted as well as the topics under discussion and relevant links and documents on this website.
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All Meetings are held at
Weedon Island Cultural and Natural History Center

No meetings are scheduled at this time.

Environmental Science Forum

Cathy Harrelson - Policy Co-Chair
Sierra Club

Lindsay Cross - Science Co-Chair
Environmental Scientist, Tampa Bay Estuary Program
Barbara Hoffman
Friends of Brooker Creek Preserve, Inc.
Joseph T. Maier
League of Women Voters, Retired biology and science teacher, member of Audubon
Robert G. McConnell
Tampa Bay Water
Mr. Mark Mueller
St. Pete Audubon, Fish & Wildlife Research Institute
Jeanne Murphy
Sensing Nature™, LLC

Tom Muntz
Friends of Weedon Island, Inc.
Ann Paul
Audubon of Florida, FL Coastal Island Sanctuaries, Tampa Bay Area Regional Coordinator
Doug Robison
Environmental Consultant PBS&J
Dr. Randy Runnels
FDEP, Tampa Bay Aquatic Preserves
Howard Rutherford
Friends of Weedon Island, Inc.
Ray Wunderlich
Florida Native Plant Society

Pinellas County Participants

Paul Cozzie
Bureau Director
Parks and Conservation Resources Department
Dr. Steven Harper
Operations Manager, Natural and Historical Resources Parks and Conservation Resources Department

Wall Springs
River Marsh
Brooker Creek Wetlands
Shell Key

Weedon Island Directions Map

Brooker Creek Directions Map