President of Bio-Tech Consulting Re-Elected to Unprecedented Fifth-Consecutive Term as Chairman of St. Johns River Water Management District

— John Miklos to serve as Chairman of the Board for SJRWMD for record-setting fifth term —
ORLANDO, Fla. – Bio-Tech Consulting Inc. – a full-service environmental consulting firm headquartered in Orlando, Fla. with offices throughout the state – today announced that the St. Johns River Water Management District’s Governing Board re-elected the company’s president, John Miklos, to the position of board chairman for an unprecedented fifth-consecutive term.

“It’s an honor, and it’s certainly a privilege to serve all constituents within the District by working with them to monitor, prioritize and protect our area’s vital water resources,” said John Miklos, president of Bio-Tech Consulting and Chairman of the Board of the St. Johns River Water Management District. “As Chairman, I’m encouraged by the successes the District has attained each of the past four years – from lowering millage rates each year to enacting several important water conservation tactics – and I look forward to working with District staff over the next 12 months on several new programs and processes designed to benefit all communities throughout our region.”

Miklos first was appointed to an at-large seat on the Governing Board of the SJRWMD in 2010, and in March 2014 Governor Scott reappointed Miklos to an additional four-year term. In November 2013 the Governing Board first elected Miklos as board chairman. Miklos was re-elected to the board chairman position in November 2014, November 2015, November 2016 and November 2017. Miklos will serve as Chairman of the Board through November 2018.

Board members are appointed by the Governor of the state of Florida to four-year terms and confirmed by the Florida Senate. The Chairman of the Board position is voted on annually by fellow Governing Board members, and this group of […]

By |November 30th, 2017|Press Releases|Comments Off on President of Bio-Tech Consulting Re-Elected to Unprecedented Fifth-Consecutive Term as Chairman of St. Johns River Water Management District

Bio-Tech Consulting President Re-Elected to Record Fourth-Consecutive Term as Chairman of St. Johns River Water Management District

– John Miklos will serve as Chairman of the Board through November 2017 –
ORLANDO, Fla. – Bio-Tech Consulting Inc., a full-service environmental consulting firm headquartered in Orlando, Fla. with offices throughout the state, today announced that the Governing Board of the St. Johns River Water Management District re-elected the company’s president, John Miklos, to the position of Chairman of the Board for a record fourth-consecutive term

In March 2010 Governor Crist appointed Miklos to an at-large seat for a four-year term on the Governing Board, and in March 2014 Governor Scott reappointed him to an additional four-year term. The Governing Board first elected Miklos as Chairman in November 2013 and re-elected him to the position in November 2014, November 2015 and November 2016. Miklos will serve as Chairman of the Board through November 2017.

Board members are appointed by the Governor of the state of Florida to four-year terms and confirmed by the Florida Senate. The Chairman of the Board position is voted on annually by fellow Governing Board members, and this group of volunteer advocates meets monthly at the district headquarters in Palatka, Fla. to set general policies of operation for the St. Johns River Water Management District.

“I am extremely honored and humbled to be re-elected by my Governing Board peers,” said John Miklos, president of Bio-Tech Consulting and Chairman of the Board of the St. Johns River Water Management District. “Together, we have attained many significant milestones including lowering millage rates each of the past four years, reducing permit review times, and working with area farmers, ranchers and homeowners on water conservation projects that will benefit the entire community for years to come. Going forward, I’m excited to work with the district and the […]

By |December 31st, 2016|Press Releases|Comments Off on Bio-Tech Consulting President Re-Elected to Record Fourth-Consecutive Term as Chairman of St. Johns River Water Management District

Webster Creek Mitigation Bank Selects Bio-Tech Consulting to Assist with Area Restoration, Enhancement Project

– for this restoration project Bio-Tech Consulting will manage environmental and permitting services –
ORLANDO, Fla. – Bio-Tech Consulting Inc., a full-service environmental consulting firm headquartered in Orlando, Fla. and serving clients throughout Florida and the Southeastern United States, today announced that it is consulting on a new mitigation bank project, called the Webster Creek Mitigation Bank, in Volusia County, Fla. that aims to restore the area’s historic system for the benefit of the regional environment. This historic system was degraded in the 1950s when ditches were dug through salt marshes and sensitive mangrove environments for the purpose of mosquito control.

Early steps of the restoration process involve Bio-Tech Consulting filing an Environmental Resource Permit application with the St. Johns River Water Management District and a Prospectus with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Future phases of the environmental enhancement effort may include filling archaic mosquito ditches and replanting of native flora.

“This important historic system was severely degraded by ditching in the 1950s, which was done for mosquito control reasons,” said John Miklos, president of Bio-Tech Consulting. “The ditching process reduced the overall natural functions provided by these wetlands and negatively impacted important fisheries components, water quality and many other functions. This restoration project will improve the area’s functionality and greatly benefit the regional environment of Webster Creek as a whole.”

For this project, Bio-Tech Consulting proposes to move dirt needed to fill the mosquito ditches with a process called hydroblasting – a more environmentally-sensitive technique than the use of heavy earth-moving machines such as bulldozers. A phased approached to the Webster Creek Mitigation Bank restoration project means a majority of the historic system’s functionality can be anticipated to return within four or five years following restoration […]

By |July 27th, 2016|Press Releases|Comments Off on Webster Creek Mitigation Bank Selects Bio-Tech Consulting to Assist with Area Restoration, Enhancement Project

St. Johns River Water Management District Governing Board Unanimously Re-Elects Bio-Tech Consulting President to Third-Consecutive Term as Chairman

– John Miklos will serve as Chairman of the Board through November 2016 –
ORLANDO, Fla. – Bio-Tech Consulting Inc., a full-service environmental consulting firm headquartered in Orlando, Fla. with offices throughout the state, today announced that its president, John Miklos, was unanimously re-elected by the St. Johns River Water Management District Governing Board to the position of Chairman of the Board for a third-consecutive term.

In March 2010 Governor Crist appointed Miklos to an at-large seat for a four-year term on the Governing Board, and in March 2014 Governor Scott reappointed him to an additional four-year term. The Governing Board first elected Miklos as Chairman in November 2013 and re-elected him to the position in November 2014 and November 2015. Miklos will serve as Chairman of the Board through November 2016.

Board members are appointed by the governor of the state of Florida to four-year terms and confirmed by the Florida Senate. The Governing Board meets monthly to set policies of operation for the St. Johns River Water Management District.

“The work of everyone at the District continues to expand not only in volume, but also in scope. During my previous two years as Chairman, I have seen incredible strides made toward furthering the mission of protecting our cherished water resources,” Miklos said. “As we move forward into 2016, I know the Governing Board and the entire District staff are more committed than ever to ensuring sustainable use of our area resources for the benefit of everyone in our District – for years to come.”

As president and senior project manager of Bio-Tech Consulting, Miklos advises clients on issues involving wetlands, uplands, wildlife, water quality, land management, land development, aquatic maintenance, and permitting with various regulatory agencies. He […]

By |January 5th, 2016|Press Releases|Comments Off on St. Johns River Water Management District Governing Board Unanimously Re-Elects Bio-Tech Consulting President to Third-Consecutive Term as Chairman

Bio-Tech Consulting Responsible for Environmental Permitting of Land Sale from Consolidated-Tomoka to Tanger Outlets

– since 2014 Bio-Tech Consulting managed all aspects of environmental permitting for nearly 40 acres of impact –
ORLANDO, Fla. – Bio-Tech Consulting Inc., a full-service environmental consulting firm headquartered in Orlando, Fla. and serving clients throughout the state and Southeastern United States, today announced that it was responsible for all facets of the environmental permitting process involved in Consolidated-Tomoka Land Co.’s recent sale of nearly 40 acres of land near Daytona Beach, Fla. to Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. Located along I-95 just south of LPGA Boulevard, the land is slated for construction of a 350,000 sq. ft. upscale shopping outlet with approximately 80-90 stores.

Since 2014, Bio-Tech Consulting managed the comprehensive environmental permitting effort, which included wetland delineation, wildlife surveys, mitigation assessments, and permitting efforts across multiple local, state and federal agencies including the St. Johns River Water Management District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Upon investigation and throughout their research, Bio-Tech Consulting’s team of biologists determined the areas of impact for this site were isolated remnant forested wetland areas located within an actively managed agricultural operation.

“For this project, we found our approach and results to be quite different than our competitors,” said John Miklos, president of Bio-Tech Consulting. “We determined that the land value was greater than the ecological value of these remnant wetland systems – and the local, state and federal agencies involved agreed with our conclusions. This was beneficial to the client and meant less-significant ecological impact for the area.”

About Bio-Tech Consulting Inc.
Established in 2003, Bio-Tech Consulting is a full-service environmental consulting firm headquartered in Orlando, Fla. with offices across the state. Bio-Tech Consulting services include permitting, environmental assessments, wetlands mitigation, monitoring, wildlife sciences, erosion and sediment […]

By |December 17th, 2015|Press Releases|Comments Off on Bio-Tech Consulting Responsible for Environmental Permitting of Land Sale from Consolidated-Tomoka to Tanger Outlets

Bio-Tech President Re-Elected Chairman of the Board of the St. Johns River Water Management District

– John Miklos, president of Bio-Tech Consulting, to serve as Chairman through November 2015 –
ORLANDO, Fla. – Bio-Tech Consulting Inc., a full-service environmental consulting firm serving clients throughout Florida and the Southeastern United States, today announced that its president, John Miklos, was re-elected to the position of Chairman of the Board of the St. Johns River Water Management District. Miklos was elected Chairman of the Board in November 2013 and will continue to serve as Chairman through November 2015.

Miklos has served via an at-large seat with the St. Johns River Water Management District’s Governing Board since March 2010 and was reappointed to an additional four-year term in March 2014. Board members are appointed by the governor of the state of Florida to four-year terms and confirmed by the Florida Senate. The Board meets monthly to set policies of operation for the St. Johns River Water Management District.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to continue serving with my colleagues at the St. Johns River Water Management District – and to help further our detailed mission of ensuring the sustainable use and protection of water resources for the benefit of the people of the District and the state of Florida,” Miklos said. “Through 2014, the District implemented several important initiatives, and I look forward to working with the Board on more projects that will help protect our valuable water resources through 2015 and beyond.”

As president and senior project manager of Bio-Tech Consulting, Miklos advises clients on issues involving wetlands, uplands, wildlife, water quality, land management, land development, aquatic maintenance, and permitting with various regulatory agencies. John holds a bachelor’s degree in Limnology from the University of Central Florida and has more than 21 years of professional […]

By |December 2nd, 2014|Press Releases|Comments Off on Bio-Tech President Re-Elected Chairman of the Board of the St. Johns River Water Management District

Minto Communities Selects Bio-Tech Consulting Inc. as Environmental Consulting Firm for New Development near Daytona Beach

– for 1,600 acre development Bio-Tech will manage environmental and permitting services –

ORLANDO, Fla. – Bio-Tech Consulting Inc., a full-service environmental consulting firm headquartered in Orlando, Fla. and serving clients throughout Florida and the Southeastern United States, today announced that it will serve as the environmental consulting firm on a new 1,600-acre Minto Communities development located in the western Daytona Beach area.

Called Daytona West, the new community is located at I-95 and LPGA Boulevard and will offer more than 3,000 single-family homes and paired villa residences in close proximity to area attractions, shopping destinations, and the beaches. Construction is expected to begin mid 2015 with the first new home sales offered by mid 2016.

As the environmental consulting firm on the project, Bio-Tech Consulting will manage overall environmental consulting services including extensive, formal wildlife surveys to identify any protected species within the site. Bio-Tech Consulting also will pursue all necessary environmental permits that may be required by local, state or federal organizations such as Volusia County, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the Army Corp of Engineers, or others.

Minto Communities, an award-winning homebuilder and developer, is purchasing the land from Consolidated-Tomoka Land Company. Daytona West, slated to be age-restricted and targeting adults 55 and over, will be the seventh new Minto community launched in Florida in the past two years.

About Minto Communities
Founded in 1955, Minto is a family-owned business that has grown into one of North America’s leading builders, with more than 70,000 homes built, including over 20,000 in Florida in 42 communities throughout the state. Minto creates a wide array of award-winning new homes and resort-style master-planned communities to meet every lifestyle. The company has earned national recognition […]

By |November 19th, 2014|Press Releases|Comments Off on Minto Communities Selects Bio-Tech Consulting Inc. as Environmental Consulting Firm for New Development near Daytona Beach

Hillsborough County Selects Bio-Tech Consulting for Habitat Restoration Project at Balm Boyette Scrub Nature Preserve

– as successful bidder Bio-Tech Consulting will help reduce density and canopy cover to help restore habitats for native plants and animals –

ORLANDO, Fla. – Bio-Tech Consulting Inc., a full-service environmental consulting firm headquartered in Orlando, Fla. and serving clients throughout Florida and the Southeastern United States, today announced that it was the successful bidder for the Balm Boyette Scrub Nature Preserve Canopy Reduction project initiated by the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department. The project aims to reduce the density and canopy cover of hardwood trees and sand pines at the Balm Boyette Scrub Nature Preserve in Hillsborough County.

The purpose of the habitat restoration project is to improve the quality of conditions for gopher tortoises, Florida scrub jays and other wildlife and native plant species throughout the preserve. The work area is approximately 41 acres in the central portion of the Balm Boyette Scrub Nature Preserve, which provides oak scrub habitats to the area’s flora and fauna.

“Working with Hillsborough County on restoring these valuable oak scrub habitats is an important part of enhancing the local populations of several endangered or threatened species of wildlife and plants,” said John Miklos, president of Bio-Tech Consulting. “We’re happy to be onboard for this project, and Bio-Tech Consulting will utilize the skills and expertise of its Tampa-based employees to help guide and oversee this project.”

Per requirements of the bid, habitat restoration work must begin no earlier than December 1, 2014 and be concluded by February 28, 2015.

About Bio-Tech Consulting Inc.
Established in 2003, Bio-Tech Consulting is a full-service environmental consulting firm headquartered in Orlando, Fla. with offices across the state. Bio-Tech Consulting services include permitting, environmental assessments, wetlands mitigation, monitoring, wildlife sciences, erosion and sediment control, pond […]

By |September 25th, 2014|Press Releases|Comments Off on Hillsborough County Selects Bio-Tech Consulting for Habitat Restoration Project at Balm Boyette Scrub Nature Preserve

Bio-Tech Consulting Inc. President Attends Press Conference with Governor Scott

– John Miklos, president of Bio-Tech Consulting, joins Governor Scott at press conference regarding future of Florida’s natural springs and fresh water supply –
ORLANDO, Fla. – John Miklos, president of Bio-Tech Consulting Inc. – a full-service environmental consulting firm headquartered in Orlando, Fla. with offices across the state – recently joined Governor Rick Scott at a press conference at Wekiwa Springs State Park in Apopka, Fla. regarding the state’s commitment to improving Florida’s natural springs and fresh water supply. Miklos is also Chairman of the St. Johns River Water Management District and Chairman of the Orange County Environmental Protection Commission.

“As an environmental scientist, board member of the St. Johns River Water Management District, Florida resident, and – most importantly – a father of two young children, I am extremely gratified by the commitment Governor Scott and our state, regional and local officials have made to improving Florida’s water,” Miklos said.

According to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection website, over the last two years Governor Scott and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection have invested more than $100 million in natural springs restoration and protection projects.

“Today’s announcement and the previous financial investments made by our Governor and our state illustrate just how important it is that we ensure the future quality, flow and supply of our natural springs and fresh water sources.” Miklos said. “Our springs are invaluable natural resources not only for today’s population, but also for the future and growing population of our state.”

About Bio-Tech Consulting Inc.
Established in 2003 Bio-Tech Consulting is a full-service environmental consulting firm headquartered in Orlando, Fla. with offices across the state. Bio-Tech Consulting services include environmental permitting, environmental assessments, wetlands mitigation, monitoring, landscaping services, erosion and sediment control, […]

By |August 20th, 2014|Press Releases|Comments Off on Bio-Tech Consulting Inc. President Attends Press Conference with Governor Scott

Bio-Tech Consulting President Elected Vice Chairman of the Orange County Public Works Advisory Board

– John Miklos, president of Bio-Tech Consulting, will serve Board through June 2015 –

ORLANDO, Fla. – Bio-Tech Consulting Inc., a full-service environmental consulting firm headquartered in Orlando, Fla. and serving clients throughout Florida and the Southeastern United States, today announced that its president, John Miklos, was elected Vice Chairman of the Orange County Public Works Advisory Board.

The Orange County Public Works Advisory Board is responsible for reviewing county-wide projects related to road construction, road maintenance, storm water management, transportation planning, transportation engineering, drainage, street lighting, and more.

“I am certainly honored to be named to this position with Orange County,” John said. “In this capacity, I look forward to serving our area residents and assisting in the review of important matters concerning Orange County’s future planning and engineering projects.”

The Public Works Advisory Board consists of seven members, including six members from among such disciplines as traffic engineering, geotechnical, storm water, and general consulting disciplines, the construction industry, the development industry, and one citizen at large.

Miklos will serve the Board through June 2015.

About Bio-Tech Consulting Inc.
Established in 2003, Bio-Tech Consulting is a full-service environmental consulting firm headquartered in Orlando, Fla. with offices across the state. Bio-Tech Consulting services include permitting, environmental assessments, wetlands mitigation, monitoring, wildlife sciences, erosion and sediment control, pond management, lake management, and landscaping services. Projects range from single-family residences to master-planned communities to governmental facilities. With the expertise, equipment and commitment, Bio-Tech Consulting guides its clients through increasingly complex and rapidly changing permitting and compliance processes on local, state and federal levels. For more information visit www.bio-techconsulting.com.

By |May 20th, 2014|Press Releases|Comments Off on Bio-Tech Consulting President Elected Vice Chairman of the Orange County Public Works Advisory Board