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JEA Forester Mike Robinson Recognized at 2013 Environmental Symposium
Jacksonville, FL - JEA Forester Mike Robinson was recognized for his many years of service to the community through education on “right tree, right place issues” at the 2013 Environmental Symposium held on August 23, 2013.
During his almost 34-year-career, Robinson, a certified arborist, has worked tirelessly “to educate the community about the benefit of trees to us all, and has established many partnerships in the community such as the Green ReLeaf program partnership with Greenscape.” He was nominated by Greenscape of Jacksonville.
“Over the years, Mike has been a mentor to me and an inspiration to scores of people. His knowledge is only surpassed by his generous easy manner and ability to translate sophisticated horticultural information to audiences of all ages and backgrounds,” said Anna Dooley, Greenscape Executive Director. “He is a special man and a valued friend and could be considered the Johnny Appleseed of Jacksonville.”
“Mike has always exemplified JEA’s goal of balancing the delivery of safe and reliable electricity, with the preservation of Jacksonville’s extensive tree canopy,” said JEA Vice President and General Manager of Electric Systems Mike Brost. “His efforts have reached countless students and organizations not only in our community, but around the country.”
The event was presented by the City of Jacksonville’s Environmental Protection Board (EPB) and the University of North Florida. The annual event, sponsored by the UNF Environmental Center and the EPB, brings together members of the community to interact with the regulatory agencies responsible for developing and implementing environmental policy.
Mike is pictured with Kim Wheeler, Manager of Transmission & Distribution Preventative Maintenance, and Paul Steinbrecher, Director of Permitting & Regulatory Conformance.
JEA is the seventh-largest community-owned electric utility in the United States and one of the largest water and sewer utilities in the nation providing electric, water and sewer service to residents and businesses in northeast Florida.