Kathryn Bongarzone, Senior Project Biologist

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Kathryn Bongarzone, Senior Project Biologist

Education

Averett University- Danville, Virginia, Bachelor of Science, Environmental Science, 2010

 

Summary

Ms. Bongarzone’s capabilities include wetland jurisdictional determinations, environmental feasibility studies, Phase I ESA’s, seagrass surveys, environmental permitting, mitigation design, and mitigation monitoring. Ms. Bongarzone has experience with endangered and threatened species surveys, jurisdictional determinations, and environmental monitoring reports. As a member of The Chappell Group, Inc.’s team, Ms. Bongarzone is handling environmental permitting, including residential docks, marinas and coastal development projects.

Professional Experience:

The Chappell Group, Inc. Pompano Beach, Florida
Senior Project Biologist, May 2014 – Present

Responsibilities include wetland jurisdictional determinations, environmental feasibility studies, Phase I ESA’s, seagrass surveys, environmental permitting with all agencies, mitigation design, and mitigation monitoring. Residential and commercial marina permitting and design including all aspects of sovereign submerged land regulations with the Division of State Lands.

Newfound Harbor Marine Institute at Seacamp, Big Pine Key, Florida 
Head Unit Leader/Instructor, September 2012 – April 2014

Responsibilities included teaching students through lecture, laboratory, and field lessons in interpretive tropical marine science both on land and on water, operating a 26 foot USCG designated research Vessel, acting as an ARC life guard and NAUI Skin Diving Leader, participating in hospitality services necessary to a residential facility, and working directly with teachers to coordinate their trip for up to 120 students including logistics, custom scheduling, and lesson plans to fit the needs of each school.

Partial List of Projects:

  • Port Everglades Turning Notch Expansion, Port Everglades, FL
  • Dania Beach Marina, Dania Beach
  • Yachts Miami Beach Boat Show, Miami Beach
  • Harbor Towne Marina, Dania Beach
  • Lauderdale Marine Center, Fort Lauderdale
  • Pier 66 Marina, Fort Lauderdale
  • Sunrise Parks, City of Sunrise
  • Cooper City Soccer Park, Cooper City
  • Alsdorf Park, Pompano Beach
  • Private client, single family home dock design and permitting

Affiliations:

  • South Florida Association of Environmental Professionals, Member
  • International Society of Arboriculture, Certified Arborist, Member

Certifications:

  • ISA Certified Arborist
  • PADI Open Water SCUBA
  • USCG OUVP Licensed Captain with Towing Endorsement
  • ARC Lifeguard, First Aid and CPR Certified
  • ARC Lifeguard, First Aid and CPR Instructor

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