November 9-14

Postcard Inn
15325 Front Beach Rd 
Panama City Beach, FL 32413 
(888) 627-0625 

Announcement | Agenda

November 3-4 – Doubltree Hilton


Thursday (11/3/2016) 
Noon: Meet for lunch at 12 pm Noon on Thursday Nov 3rd @ Wild Ocean Market 688 S Park Ave, Titusville, FL 32796-3854 
2-5pm: Field Exercise 
6:30-9pm: Dinner/Social 

Friday (11/4/2016) 
9am-12:30pm: Business Meeting (Warbird Museum 6600 Tico Road, Titusville, FL 32780) 
12:30pm-2:00pm: Catered Lunch at the Valliant Warbird Museum 
2pm: Adjourn

This is an election year. President Elect, Vice President, and Secretary/Treasurer will be up for election. If you have interest in running or would like to nominate someone (after you have discussed with them) please let Chad or Travis know. Thanks and we are looking forward to seeing everyone in November!

November 12-13

On behalf of FAESS, I would like to invite you to our upcoming 2015 Annual Business Meeting and social event on November 12th and 13th in Monticello, FL. We will post the final agenda soon. The 2-day event will include field activities, a catered social on Thursday night, business meeting Friday morning, catered lunch afterwards, and several other options.

The early bird special ticket price is $30 and helps offset the costs of FAESS hosting the event, the venue fees for the event, and the catered meals. The ticket price will increase to $50 closer to the event date. The venue for our meeting is Willow Pond. This small plantation affords several options for field activities and a wonderful setting for our Thursday night catered social. Primitive camping will be available at Willow Pond, as well as five (5) RV full service sites. I am coordinating other lodging options such as nearby Bed and Breakfast establishments. 

The City of Monticello and the surrounding Jefferson County are historical, welcoming, and quaint. Monticello is approximately 28 miles northeast of Tallahassee.

October 24-25 – Ocala Hilton


This is an election year. Chad Rischar will succeed Joe Sullivan as President. Sullivan will succeed Rex Ellis as Past-President. Ellis’ term on the Executive Council will end. We will vote on filling the office of Secretary-Treasurer (2-year term), Vice-President (2-year term), and President (6-year term). Note: the elected president will serve two years as President-Elect, two years as President, and two years as Past-President.

The nominations committee has closed the request for nominations to be added to the 2014 Officer Ballots. The ballots have been printed and delivered to the Secretary-Treasurer. If you would like to run but missed this window, we welcome you to be nominated from the floor. To do so, you must be eligible to hold office (requirements outined in Article IV, Section 4 of the Constitution and Bylaws). Contact the Secretary-Treasurer if you have questions about your eligibility. If you plan to nominate a member from the floor, please confirm with that person that 1) he/she wants to run and 2) he/she is eligible.

2013 Minutes

Date: October 9, 2013

Location: Tampa, FL (Hillsborough River State Park) 

The annual business meeting was held following a field trip associated with a joint SWS/FAESS conference.

2012 Minutes

The First Annual Florida Association of Environmental soil Scientists Coastal Environmental Soil Science Conference will be held on November 1, 2012 at Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL.

The FAESS Annual Business Meeting will be held on the afternoon of November 2nd from 1pm – 5pm with our field trip held on Saturday morning. Topics for the oral sessions include peat based marshes, soil subsidence, effects of sea level rise on organic matter, effects of slat water intrusion on river management and vadose zone hydrology, formation of Round Marsh in the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve, subaqueous soil mapping, status of the Florida Soil Survey, and oyster reef restoration.

Speakers include respected faculty from the University of Florida, University of Central Florida, University of North Florida, as well as professionals from the public and private sectors. Individuals wishing to present a poster should contact Jessica Veenstra at Posters should be 36” x 48”. Aisles and mounting boards will be provided. Limited space is available so contact Jessica ASAP. FAESS Members are encouraged to stay at Comfort Inn & Suites at 42 San Marco Avenue.

2011 Minutes

Tampa, FL 
Hotel Hilton Garden Inn Tampa 
4328 Garden Vista Drive 
Riverview, FL 33578 


2010 Minutes

Location: Islamorada, FL 
Hotel: Coral Bay Resort (755500 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, 305-664-5568) 

2009 Minutes

Business Meeting Held: 
October 23 @ 1pm 
Austin Carey Memorial Forest 
Conference Center (29.732837, -82.220803) 

Soil Taxonomy Class 
Joe Schuster has offered to instruct a soil taxonomy short course in conjunction with this year’s Annual Meeting. The title of the short course is: Soil Taxonomy and the Classification of Florida Soils. The course schedule is as follows: 
Thursday October 22nd Noon – 5:00 p.m., and 
Friday October 23rd 8:30 a.m – Noon.

Joe will provide all necessary course literature. CEUs will be awarded to attendees completing the full session. Cost of the short course is $25.00 for members and $125 for non-members. Please contact Joe at so he can plan accordingly.

Field Trip 
October 24 (final time and agenda discussed at the meeting). Tentative trip is to observe Flatwoods and sandhill soil/landscape relationships. LIDAR and GPR will be expolored.

FAESS has not recieved a group rate for any hotels. Check local hotels in the Gainesville area.

2008 Minutes

Business Meeting Held: 
November 7 @ 1pm 
UF Indian River Research and Education Center 
Room 219 
2199 South Rock Road 
Ft. Pierce, FL 
(772) 468-3922

Field Trip 
November 8 (final time and agenda discussed at the meeting). We will observe the subaqueous soils of the IRL via boat. More info at the meeting. Last day to RSVP was October 1 and we accepted more people up to October 3. Thank you for the RSVP response. This greatly assisted our planning efforts.

Dockside Inn & Resort.