Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 15:00

The Beach as Contested Space
Chandler Auditorium
Tom Ankersen, UF Law Professor and Director the College of Law’s Conservation Clinic will address the past, present and future of Florida’s beaches in an era of rising seas. For most of the 20th Century, Floridian’s took the State’s beaches for granted, a limitless resource of sand, sea and surf. Then the peninsula populated, the seas rose, the sand shrank and surfers suffer.  Ankersen will describe the political, policy and legal reasons that future generations may never know a naturally sandy beach.