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