METRA is a a 501(c)(3) organization! Please support our $1,000 annual scholarship fund:
Promoting Environmental Excellence Through Training & Partnerships
METRA is a not-for-profit partnership of professionals that provides environmental compliance training to the Central Florida small business community and local government agencies.
METRA's members consist of regulators, environmental product and service vendors, and the regulated community. Membership diversity is key to our success. Our members include over 25 government entities and private corporations.
Environmental Excellence Day was rescheduled due to Hurricane Nicole.
The new date is February 9, 2023.
All previous registrations are still effective. Please contact
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org if you need a refund or would like to transfer your ticket to another.
February 9, 2023
Florida's Springs and the Future of the Floridan Aquifer
Robert L. Knight, Ph.D., Director
Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute
Dr. Bob Knight is an environmental scientist with more than 40 years of professional experience in Florida and nationwide. He is the founder and Director of the non-profit Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute where he has written five books and numerous springs restoration plans. Bob also founded and was president of Wetland Solutions for 17 years where he led hundreds of treatment wetland projects, including the planning and design of Gainesville’s Sweetwater Wetlands Park. Dr. Knight also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Florida for six years, teaching graduate-level courses in Springs Ecology and Treatment Wetland Design.
2022 E2 Day Sponsors
Board Member Duties
METRA board member duties include some or all of the following, depending on availability and interest:
Help arrange speakers for meetings
Represent METRA at partner organization events
Support the METRA scholarship program
Assist with training events such as Environmental Excellence Day
Attend one Board meeting per month
Attend at least four member meetings annually
Can serve in various positions of administration as interested (Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Directors)
Assist with outreach, training, social media and other committee functions as able