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Andy Fairbanks

Andy Fairbanks

Riverview, FL 33569

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Interests:
  • Communications/outreach
  • Community Wildfire Protection Plans
  • Forest/ecosystem management
  • Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire
  • Local workforce capacity building
  • Watershed protection/management

Andy is the Environmental Outreach Coordinator for Hillsborough County’s Conservation and Environmental Lands Management Department.

Andy participates in prescribed burns and responds to wildfires, develops interpretive programs about the county’s nature preserves, and educates residents and visitors about the ecological importance of fire.

Florida Birding and Nature Festival

Sponsoring the Florida Birding and Nature Festival, October 13-15, at Hillsborough Community College Southshore campus in Ruskin.

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Prescribed Fire Outreach

We hosted local media during a burn in January 2017 to show what we do and why. Our communications department produced a short educational video. Link to be available soon.

History of Environmental Lands Program

Working on a history of our environmental lands program with University of South Florida. An online exhibit will be complete this fall.