Water Quality Protection Program (WQPP)
Steering Committee


The purpose of the Steering Committee for the Water Quality Protection Program is to set guidance and policy for the development and implementation of the Program. The Committee will work together to insure that the components (corrective actios, monitoring, research/special studies, and public education/outreach) of the Program are implemented and to seek adequate funding.


  • Members:


    Mary Walker - U. S. Environmental Protection Agency

    Noah Valenstein - Florida Department of Environmental Protection

    Sarah Fangman - Florida Keys Natuonal Marine Sanctuary

    Pedro Ramos - National Park Service, Everglades and Dry Tortugas

    Col. Andrew D. Kelly, Jr - U. S. Army Corps of Engineers

    TBD - Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges

    Barbara Powell - Florida Department of Econimic Opportunity

    Armando Vilaboy - South Florida Water Management District

    Bob Eddie - Florida Department of Health

    Kent Nelson - Florida Keys Aquaduct Authority

    Andrea Leal - Florida Keys Mosquito Control District

    Gil McRae - Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

    Commissioner Michelle Coldiron - Monroe County Board of County Commissioners

    Vice Mayor Ron Sutton - City of Key Colony Beach

    Mayor Teri Johnston - City of Key West

    Commissioner Mike Forster - Islamorada Village of Islands Council

    Chris Bergh - The Nature Conservancy

    Charles Causey - Florida Keys Environmental Fund

    Clinton Barras - FKNMS Sanctuary Advisory Council

    Commissioner Andrew Tobin - Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District

    Shelly Krueger - Florida Sea Grant

    Sandy Walters - Sandra Walters Consultants, Inc.

    Mayor John Bartus - City of Marathon

Steering Committee Minutes/Presentations