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River Rising: Brewing Up Solutions

July 11, 2023 @ 6:00 pm

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Tuesday, July 11 | 6 p.m. | Intuition Ale Works

It is critical that we all do our part now to tackle climate change to protect our waterways and the future of Northeast Florida. This month, we will explore how natural solutions and green infrastructure play a major role in protecting our river and its tributaries while making Jacksonville more resilient to rising waters and climate change.

Groundwork Jacksonville’s Dylan Ford and HALFF’s Kyle Schare will be our experts discussing how creek restoration and smart landscape design improve our quality of life while protecting our community and our river for future generations.

Come for a pint and for meaningful conversation on how we can all be part of the solution. Rising Tides, St. Johns Riverkeeper’s young professionals group, will be in attendance and meeting prior to the event!

This is part of our 2023 series of brewery conversations exploring solutions to climate change, sea level rise, and the pollution problems threatening the health of our river and our communities. Brought to you by St. Johns Riverkeeper’s Water Policy Group.


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Meet the Panel

Dylan FordDylan Ford: Landscape Architect/Project Manager at Groundwork Jacksonville

Dylan Ford is Groundwork Jacksonville’s Landscape Architect and Project Manager, responsible for designing native landscapes for the Emerald Trail, as well as managing watershed and restoration projects for McCoys Creek and Hogans Creek. Dylan is committed to improving the quality of life in Jacksonville through green infrastructure design.

Born in California, Dylan spent most of his life in Indiana. He earned a master’s in landscape architecture from Ball State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics with a minor in Mathematics from Manchester University in Indiana.

Wanting to be close to family and the beach, Dylan and his wife Holly moved to Jacksonville in 2018. Prior to joining Groundwork, Dylan worked for the State of Florida as Engineering Specialist II for the Army National Guard in Saint Augustine, Fla. Currently, Dylan is pursuing his Landscape Architect license in Florida, as well as the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) designation. He is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).

Kyle SchareKyle Schare: HALFF

Kyle Schare, EIT is experienced in the design of stormwater and utility infrastructure, and site development for commercial and residential projects. He currently focuses on hydrology and hydraulic modeling of master drainage and regional flood planning projects in Florida and Texas. Kyle is also involved in the stabilization and restoration of creeks in the Jacksonville area. He applies his education from the Georgia Institute of Technology to bring project ideas to life and improve communities.

Kyle is a lifelong Jacksonville resident and loves to fish and kayak on the St. Johns River. He has a keen interest in pursuing projects and a career that will improve Jacksonville and leave a positive impact for generations to come.

River Rising: Why it Matters

Rising sea levels are making storm surge events worse, causing more septic tanks to fail, undermining infrastructure, pushing saltwater further upstream, and threatening the health of our river and our communities.

Now is the time to ensure that the St. Johns River is resilient and healthy enough to withstand more frequent shocks to its system and for all of us to address the underlying causes of climate change.


July 11, 2023
6:00 pm
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Intuition Ale Works
929 E Bay St
Jacksonville, FL 32202 United States
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