Alapaha River Photograph by
© 2000 Jeff Ripple


The Hilton Resort, conference site is now SOLD OUT for sleeping rooms. We invite you to stay at the Sandestin Resort across the street.

Please call the Sandestin Resort at 800-320-8115 and refer to group code 50D50L

Resort Group Rates for PLA&M Partnership Conference:
Bayside Inn - $82/night
Village of Baytowne Wharf - $95/night

Complimentary shuttle service between the Hilton and Sandestin Resorts is provided free of charge.





Hilton Resort Guests (Conference Site)

Hilton check in is 4pm , check-out by 11am . The Hilton Resort is an all suite resort with amenities that include:

  • Complimentary local telephone calls
  • Complimentary wireless internet access in hotel lobby
  • Complimentary self parking
  • Complimentary newspaper – 7 days a week
  • Complimentary Business Center services (faxes and copies up to $15 per day, per room)
  • Sandestin resort gated security
  • Daily resort guest membership with discounted pricing on Sandestin golf, tennis, marine and bicycle rentals
  • Complimentary transportation to any facility on the resort
  • Complimentary use of Serenity by the Sea’s fitness facility
Map and Location

The Hilton Sandestin is perhaps best known for its location on the beautiful white sand beaches of northwest Florida 's Emerald Coast . Situated on a 2,400-acre playground nestled between the Gulf of Mexico and the Choctawhatchee Bay , it is located just ten miles east of Destin, midway between Pensacola and Panama City .

For additional hotel information visit:

For detailed directions use

Airlines - guests traveling by air from points in Florida may choose travel to:

Ft. Walton Beach – Okaloosa Regional Airport (VPS).
US Airways operates a 19 passenger Beechcraft plane, providing daily commuter service to Orlando and Tampa , FL. Call US Airways at 1-800-428-4322 for reservation/pricing information or (850) 651-3988 to speak to a local representative. Visit VPS website for additional information:


Panama City Airport – Bay County Int’l Airport (PFN).
Both Delta and US Airways have service from some southern points in Florida . Delta’s toll free number is 1-800-221-1212 or call (850) 651-2571 to speak with a local representative. Visit PFN website for additional information:

Florida Center for Environmental Studies
Contact for registration information: Doreen DiCarlo at CES
Phone: 561-799-8553 | Fax: 561-626-1404 | E-mail: