South Walton Community Council will present a forum on beaches, dunes and wetlands as our coastlines? natural defense systems in major storm events. The meeting will be held in at 7 p.m. October 20 at the Coastal Branch Library in Santa Rosa Beach. Speakers include: William (Bill) F. DeBusk, Ph.D. is a water quality scientist with Escambia County and a certified Professional Wetland Scientist. Bill has been involved in several environmental assessment and management projects in Walton County, particularly Costal Dune Lakes. Taylor (Chips) Kirschenfeld is a marine biologist and senior water quality scientist in Escambia County with over 25 years of water quality, wetland and habitat restoration experience in Northwest Florida. In 2001, Kirschenfeld wrote a new wetlands ordinance for Escambia County that strengthened and clarified protection standards for wetlands, wetland buffers, and other environmentally sensitive lands. David McGehee, a coastal engineer, will also be on hand for the discussion. The SWCC is an organization of residents, business owners, property owners, workers and neighborhood groups whose mission it is to preserve, protect and enhance the quality of life and natural environment of South Walton County. For more information, please call (850) 314-3749 or see our web site at www.southwaltoncc.org.