Rosalie Shaffer, conservation chair of the Northwest Florida Group Sierra Club, will give a presentation on wetland protection and storm water control in northwest Florida on May 4 at 7 p.m. at the Coastal Branch Library. The talk will cover the importance of wetlands and problems caused by storm water runoff. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection Environmental Resource Permit (ERP) Program will also be described. The ERP program regulates activities involving the alteration of surface water flows. ERP addresses dredging and filling in wetlands and other surface waters, as well as storm water runoff quality and quantity including that resulting from alterations of uplands. The ERP program is in effect throughout the state except in the Panhandle. For more information, contact the South Walton Community Council at (850) 314-3749 or visit its Web site at www.southwaltoncc.org.