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SDEP March Luncheon - Hot topics in Ecology and Renewable Energy in San Diego

  • Tuesday, March 12, 2019
  • 11:30 AM - 12:59 PM
  • Rock Bottom Brewery - La Jolla
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Hot topics in Ecology and Renewable Energy in San Diego: Status report on the ecosystem marketplace, climate change planning, and solar energy.


Dr. Jill McGrady and Ms. Laurel Glass Lees

Great Ecology


Ecology LandWatch is a cloud-based site data management system.  Great Ecology has become an expert in the practical application of restoration ecology and the ecosystem marketplace and renewable energy. Great Ecology is also focused on climate change planning, renewable energy development, with a focus on solar projects, and providing mitigation options for infrastructure improvements.


$35 for members, $45 for non-members, add $5 if reservation is not received by 5pm the Friday before. Online registration will end at noon on the Monday before the event. Walk-ins with no reservation will be charged an extra $10 and be asked to wait until those with reservations are seated.

Please note that confirmed reservations will be invoiced regardless of attendance.

Speaker Information:

Laurel Glass Lees and Dr. Jill McGrady provide strategic planning and leadership at Great Ecology, a firm that’s helped lead the environmental restoration and design industry for more than 17 years.

Ms. Lees, in her role as Western Regional Director, focuses on strategic planning and program management, land use/environmental planning and permitting, and ecological design and restoration. Her experience includes a comprehensive understanding of ecological restoration and monitoring, renewable energy infrastructure, and permitting. She is well versed in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act. In addition, Ms. Lees serves as a Director-at-Large on the State Board of Directors for the California Association of Environmental Professionals.

Dr. McGrady, Senior Ecologist, has spent more than 15 years deepening her knowledge of restoration, planning and development of Natural Resource Damage (NRD) strategy and ecological evaluation of surplus properties with a focus on developing innovative strategies for beneficial use. Dr. McGrady’s experience includes ecological restoration planning on highly degraded, high-profile sites with a watershed lens, planning for climate change, ecosystem marketplace valuation, and cloud-based ecological monitoring.


WALDORF SALAD - (vegetarian) 





Rock Bottom Brewery
8980 Villa La Jolla Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037 


Directions from the North: Take I-5 or I-805 S to La Jolla Village Dr. Turn right off the freeway onto La Jolla Village Dr. Make your first left on Villa La Jolla Dr. Turn right into Rock Bottom parking lot.

Directions from the South: Take I-5 or I-805 N to La Jolla Village Dr. Turn left off the freeway onto La Jolla Village Dr. Turn left on Villa La Jolla Dr. Turn right into Rock Bottom parking lot.

Members: please remember to login in with your email and password before registering to ensure you receive the member price!


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