Events

2/1/14 – Changing Levy Coast Arts Project: Please join us at the Cedar Key Arts Center from 5-7 pm for a special showing of local artist’s work focusing on the issues of sea level rise.  The event will be held on the second floor (Member’s Art Gallery) and is open to the public.  An opening reception and introduction shall be hosted by the project principal investigator, Katherine Frank, followed by an opportunity to speak with each of the artists about their process and thoughts.  Refreshments, inspiration, and enlightening discussion for all.  See you there!

11/15/13 – Cedar Key Artist’s Tour: Local artists have been invited to participate in unique art exhibit to communicate the challenges of sea level rise.  Principal Investigator Kathryn Frank and graduate student Sarah Thompson will facilitate an introductory meeting and information session to begin the project.  The day will start at the Cedar Key Arts Center at 9:00 am and the art group will depart from there to visit multiple locations in and around Cedar Key in order to facilitate conversation and inspiration regarding issues of coastal change in both the natural and built environment.  Additionally, guest speaker Sue Colson, previous mayor of Cedar Key, will address the participating artists at 3:00 pm at the Arts Center.  The Cedar Key Arts Center is located at 457 2nd St.

11/8/13 – Changing Levy Coast Essay Contest: Due date for all essay submissions.  In an effort to engage our young citizens, students from 4th to 8th grade are encouraged to write an essay about why they feel planning for coastal change in Levy County is important.  Winning essays will be selected by the project team, displayed on the website, and a cash prize will be awarded.  Please see our kid’s page for more details.

7/11/13 – Yankeetown-Inglis Adaptive Strategies Workshop: Principal Investigator, Kathryn Frank, landscape planner and designer, Michael Volk, and UF graduate students will lead a workshop on adaptive planning and strategies focused on the Yankeetown-Inglis area. A project update will be provided, including sea level rise scenarios and geographic analyses of impacts. The public will participate in several interactive exercises that will help identify preferred adaptation strategies from the community. The workshop will be held from 2:00-4:00pm at the Inglis-Yankeetown Lions Club Building at 59th Street, Yankeetown.

4/26/13 – Adaptive Design Studio Show at the Florida Community Design Center: The Spring 2013 studio class will be available, and their adaptive design posters for Cedar Key-Rosewood and draft oral history video will be on display, at the Florida Community Design Center in Gainesville as part of the Artwalk Gainesville tour. The posters will remain at the center for public viewing until mid-summer. The Florida Community Design Center is located in the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce building at 300 E University Avenue, Suite 110.

4/24/13 – Adaptive Design Studio Final Presentation: The UF adaptive design studio class led by Dr. Joseli Macedo will present their final sea level rise analyses of the Cedar Key-Rosewood area, case studies, and adaptive designs to the public. In addition, a draft of the Levy County coastal change oral history video will be screened. The presentation will be held at the Cedar Key Library from 2:00-4:30pm. Adaptive Design Agenda Apr 24 2013

2/27/13 – Cedar Key-Rosewood Adaptive Strategies Workshop: Principal Investigator, Kathryn Frank, and UF coastal design studio instructor, Joseli Macedo, will lead a workshop on adaptive planning and strategies focused on the Cedar Key-Rosewood area. A project update will be provided, including sea level rise scenarios and geographic analyses of impacts. The public will participate in an interactive game that will help the project team identify preferred adaptation strategies from the community. Please RSVP to the workshop by clicking on the following link:

http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5641582124/?ref=enivtefor001&invite=MzE1MTgxNi9raWZyYW5rQHVmbC5lZHUvMA%3D%3D&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=inviteformalv2&utm_term=attend&ref=enivtefor001

The workshop will be held at the Cedar Key Library from 2-4 PM.

11/17/12-11/18/12 -Yankeetown Seafood Festival : The 31st annual Yankeetown Seafood Festival will be held the weekend of November 17th, 2012. The event features hundreds of exhibits, including a booth promoting the Coastal Change in Levy County project. The exhibit will be staffed by the Coastal Civic Engagement Studio from the University of Florida’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning. Informational maps, images, and brochures about the project will be provided. The festival starts at 9am both days and goes till 5pm. Please visit the festival website for more details. http://yankeetownseafoodfestival.com/ 

11/14/12 – Presentation to Withlacoochee Gulf Area Chamber of Commerce: The Coastal Civic Engagement Studio from the University of Florida’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning will present an overview and findings from the project , Planning for Coastal Change in Levy County, to the Withlacoochee Gulf Area Chamber of Commerce. The meeting will be held at the Inglis Town Hall in Inglis, FL  and begin at 6:00pm.

11/5/12 – Presentation to Levy County Planning Commission: The Coastal Civic Engagement Studio from the University of Florida’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning will present an overview and findings from the project , Planning for Coastal Change in Levy County, to the Levy Planning Commission. The meeting will be held at the County Courthouse in Bronson, FL and begin at 6:30pm.

10/20/12-10/21/12 – Cedar Key Seafood Festival: The 43rd Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival will be held October 20th – October 21st. The event features over 200 arts and crafts exhibits, including a booth promoting the Coastal Change in Levy County project. The exhibit will be manned by the Coastal Civic Engagement Studio from the University of Florida’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning. Informational maps, images, and brochures about the project will be provided. The festival starts at 9am both days and goes till 5pm.

10/19/12 – Presentation to the URP Planning Advisory Council: The Coastal Civic Engagement Studio from the University of Florida’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning will present an overview and findings from the project , Planning for Coastal Change in Levy County, to the Planners Advisory Council. The presentation will be held at the Reitz Union  on UF campus at 2:00p.m.

10/11/12- Presentation to Florida’s Nature Coast Conservancy: The Coastal Civic Engagement Studio from the University of Florida’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning will present an overview and findings from the project , Planning for Coastal Change in Levy County, to Florida’s Nature Coast Conservancy. The meeting will be held at the Cedar Key Town Hall at 4:00pm.

9/27/12 – Meeting with the Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce: The Coastal Civic Engagement Studio from the University of Florida’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning will present an overview of the project, Planning for Coastal Change in Levy County, to the Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce. The meeting will begin at 6pm and is open to the public. It will be held at the Cedar Key Library.

9/18/12 – Meeting with the Cedar Key City Council: Principal Investigator, Kathryn Frank, from the University of Florida’s Urban and Regional Planning Department will be presenting an overview of the project to the Cedar Key City Council. The meeting will begin at 7pm and be held at the Cedar Key City Hall.

9/11/12 – Meeting with the Inglis Town Commission: Principal Investigator, Kathryn Frank, from the University of Florida’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning will present an overview of the project to the Inglis Town Commission. The meeting will begin at 6pm and be held at the Inglis Town Hall.

9/10/12- Meeting with the Yankeetown Town Council: Principal Investigator, Kathryn Frank, from the University of Florida’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning Department will present an overview of the project to the Yankeetown Town Council. The meeting will begin at 7pm and be held at the Inglis Yankeetown Lions Club building.

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