Speaker for February 24, 2022 –
Mike Elfenbein was born and raised in Miami and now lives on the SW Florida coast with his wife and two children. Mike currently serves as Co-chair on the Charlotte County Soil and Water Conservation District dealing with legislative affairs and working with NRCS and the agriculture community to improve conservation efforts in Charlotte county. He began his conservation efforts after years in the charter fishing industry. Having been appointed under Governor Rick Scott to the South Florida Water Management Districts Water Resources Analysis Coalition, he provided valuable input on water and conservation issues throughout the region from 2016 to 2019.
Mike’s previous service on the board and as executive director of the Fishing and Conservation Trust as well as a delegate for the Everglades Coordinating Council, provided a valuable perspective from the sportsmen community. The 730,000 Big Cypress National Preserve has always been a driving force for his landscape wide conservation efforts. Those efforts were recognized by an appointment as Conservation Chair of the Cypress Chapter of the Izaak Walton League, a 100 year old conservation organization. Among other responsibilities he currently serves on the board of the Future of Hunting in Florida and is a member of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Deer Management Technical Advisory Group. He is an avid outdoors-man spending his free time in the wilds of Florida with his family, a consummate conservationist. Mike can be contacted at email@example.com.