The Bay Area Resource Council (BARC), the University of West Florida’s Environmental Studies Department and the West Florida Regional Planning Council  recently hosted the 28th Annual BARC Environmental Symposium.

The purpose of this symposium was to highlight the one-year anniversary of the floods that impacted the Pensacola area and the implications of stormwater. The symposium included outside demonstrations, exhibitors and presentations from experts on topics such as:

  • The Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP) Program – Bayou Chico FDEP
  • The National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)
  • Low Impact Development (LID) – US EPA
  • Nutrient loading, water quality criteria and Total Maximum Daily Loading  (TMDL)
  • Groundwater issues

The keynote address was given by the EPA on the benefits of Low Impact Development (LID). Other invited speakers and attendees included members of the public and private sector industry, as well as local, state, and federal officials.

The day-long symposium was held at the University of West Florida Conference Center.

For more information on the 2015 event, or for sponsorship opportunities for the 2016 Environmental Symposium, please call Kate Daniel, (850) 332-7976 ext. 245 or email:

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