President- Jim Behuniak, Sr.
Citrus County Resident since 1969
US Navy Honorable Discharged Disabled Veteran
Current President-Save the Halls River Alliance, Inc.
Current Board Member -Chaz River Keepers, Inc.
Past President Homosassa Rotary (2012-13)
Helped Start Rotary Shrimpaplooza 2011
Citrus County Chamber Member Since 1999
Current Member Homosassa River Alliance
Consultant for Nature Coast Adventure Magazine
Vice President- Karl LaFollette
Karl Martin La Follette
Secretary-Treasure Marie LaFollette
Board Member- Virginia Reed
Board Member-Tom Seeko
Board Member- This Could Be You!
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Honorary Board Members…Our Experts!
Marine Discovery Center
Conservation Science Coordinator
I am a graduate from University of Central Florida with a B.S. Environmental Science, and I bring over twelve years of professional and volunteer experience to the Marine Discovery Center. I expanded my interest in environmental science through a variety of volunteer work including relocating sea turtle nests, tagging and measuring sea turtles, and assisting with data collection on fresh water turtles in Florida’s springs.
My love of nature has compelled me to complete the all three Florida Master Naturalist Programs, earning myself the title of Florida Master Naturalist. I have been an interpretive ranger at Hunting Island State Park in South Carolina and am continually involved in finding ways to secure the health of the Indian River Lagoon and its habitat by being a member of the Citizen Action Committee at IRL NEP.
When I am not working to make the IRL a healthy habitat, you can find me at the skating rink playing roller derby under the name “Spikey Wayles” or getting lost in one of Florida’s beautiful and unique ecosystems.
- BS- Environmental Science, University of Central Florida
- Florida Master Naturalist Program – Freshwater Certified, Coastal Systems Certified, and Upland Systems Certified
- Researcher with the North American Freshwater Turtle Research Group
- Turtle enthusiast!