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Dear NRLI Alumni and Supporters,

This week, Class XIV will be visiting the Hastings/Tri-County Agricultural Area to discuss agricultural best management practices and water quality/quantity. This marks the sixth of eight NRLI sessions for Class XIV, and Fellows will be graduating in April.


We cordially invite you to join us for the Class XIV graduation ceremony, Friday April 17, 5:30-9 p.m. in Gainesville as well as the graduation field trip, Saturday, April 18, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Seahorse Key.


Please see additional information, including links to RSVP, below. E-mail Jessica ( if you have questions or need additional information.


We look forward to seeing you in April.

Best regards,

Jonathan Dain, NRLI Director

 Jessica Ireland, NRLI Program Coordinator    

Key Largo, FL.
Photo by Jessica Ireland.
Class XIV Session 5 Newsletter

Key Largo:

Sea Level Rise


Director's Corner

Session Overview

Curriculum Focus: Facilitating Effective Group Decision-Making & Effective Negotiation Practice
NRLI Class XIV Fellow Spotlight
Jeremy Olson
Matthew Arsenault
Tamela Kinsey

NRLI Alumni Spotlight
Rainer Schael

NRLI Class XIV Graduation

   You are cordially invited to the graduation ceremony of NRLI Class XIV.


Friday, April 17, 2015

5:30 to 9:00 p.m.


Reception: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Dinner: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Remarks and presentation of awards and certificates: 7:30-9:00 p.m.


The Wooly

(an event venue located in downtown Gainesville)

20 North Main Street, Gainesville, Florida



Click here to RSVP.
Please RSVP no later than April 1.


 For additional information, contact Jessica Ireland, NRLI Program Coordinator:



Phone: (352) 294-7643

NRLI Class XIV Graduation Field Trip


Seahorse Key

Saturday April 18

11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

NRLI Alumni, Friends, and Family are invited to a field trip to celebrate NRLI Class XIV graduation! The field trip is hosted by the University of Florida Seahorse Key Marine Lab and the Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge.

Spend several hours on Seahorse Key, a 165 acre island located in the heart of the Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge. The trip begins on the R/V Discovery, a 42-ft custom-built research vessel. Enjoy views of wildlife, including birds, dolphins, and sea turtles on the 20 minute trip to Seahorse Key. Once at Seahorse Key, we'll have lunch followed by tours of the historic lighthouse and cemetery, visits the marine laboratory, or go on a guided walk along the beach. Or simply feel free to wander and enjoy the spectacular beauty. Bring binoculars if you have them: the birds will be nesting! If you've got time, plan on spending the night in Cedar Key and explore the area.

The trip is suitable of people of all ages and capacities.


Departure point is from Cedar Key Florida. Departure time: approximately 11:30 a.m. from Cedar Key. Multiple trips may be necessary depending on numbers. 


We will be ordering boxed lunches from a local café in Cedar Key. The cost is ~$12 per boxed lunch.


Click here to register for the field trip. THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS APRIL 8. 


For more information, contact Maria Sgambati at  / mobile: 202-486-6491.

NRLI Class XV (2015-2016)   

The schedule for Class XV (2015-2016) has been set, including dates, venues, and topics. Applications and nominations are currently being accepted!

Click here for more information on Class XV, including application/nomination instructions.

Please spread the word!             


NRLI Alumni Association


Attention NRLI Alumni! If you aren't already a member of the NRLI Alumni Association, we encourage you to join! The dues are only $25 annually, or $125 for a lifetime membership, and the funds help support alumni training and enrichment and alumni-sponsored scholarships for incoming NRLI fellows.

Please contact Craig Diamond, NRLI Alumni Association Treasurer, for more information on memberships (


In addition, the Alumni Association is selling NRLI t-shirts. The shirts are $10 each. They are 100% cotton and come in blue or green. Share your NRLI pride! Contact Chris Martinez ( to order.  

Job Announcements


Project Manager, Wildwood Consulting, Inc.
Location: St. Augustine, Florida

The Project Manager is responsible for supporting the Project Leader and other team members to implement projects and assignments. The Project Manager will work on reports and projects associated with water quality management and restoration, total maximum daily load (TMDL) implementation, water quality monitoring, integrating water reuse with water quality restoration goals, water quantity issues such as minimum flows and levels (MFLs), and supporting stakeholder committees for agencies, local governments, and non-profit organizations. A competitive salary is offered, based on experience.

Click here for more information, including requirements, duties and responsibilities, and contact information.

*Please note: We've added a new page to the NRLI website where we will post job announcements relevant to NRLI alumni ( We'll also spotlight jobs in each issue of the e-newsletter. Please contact Jessica Ireland if you have a job announcement you'd like to post.


Food and Resource Economics Department