Experts Available: Piney Point Reservoir

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) has experts in water quality, harmful algal blooms, soil, and other related issues. The faculty listed below can answer media questions regarding the ongoing Piney Point Reservoir (Manatee County) issue.

Watch this space for updates.

FOR MEDIA INQUIRIES, contact Brad Buck at Interviews with the following experts can be coordinated through Brad Buck.

Lisa Krimsky

Regional specialized agent for water resources, Florida Sea Grant
Based in Fort Pierce, FL, but covering South Florida

Mary Lusk

Assistant professor, soil and water sciences (specializes in urban soil and water quality)
at UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center in Wimauma, FL

Ashley Smyth

Assistant professor, soil and water sciences (Florida Sea Grant affiliate faculty)
At UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center in Homestead, FL

Don Rainey

Regional specialized agent for water resources (terrestrial impacts)
Southwest Florida, based in Plant City

Agencies requiring additional information can contact Lisa Krimsky at

For the latest updates on the Manatee County Piney Point Reservoir, visit


Posted: April 5, 2021

Tags: Ashley Smyth, Florida Sea Grant, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Lisa Krimsky, Manatee County, Mary Lusk, News, Piney Point Reservoir, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center, Water Quality

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