Michael G. Czerwinski
Michael G. Czerwinski (Sir-win-ski) was born in Chicago, Illinois. He
attended Southern Illinois University and received a bachelor’s
degree in Marine Biology in 1981, continued his academic pursuits
and received a bachelor’s degree in Geology with a minor in
Chemistry in 1982.  Mr. Czerwinski began his professional career at
Chicago Aerial Surveys, in Des Plains, Illinois where he worked as
an aerial photo interpreter on some of the earliest digital mapping
and records conversions for military bases and utility companies
across the country.  Mike moved to Florida in 1983, and was
employed as a Senior Photo Interpreter and Wetlands Biologist at
Geonex / Martel, one of the nation’s largest mapping firms.  Here he
was involved in the production of National Wetlands Inventory
Maps, mapped wetlands across the United
States and studied national trends in
wetland loss  under contract with the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service.  
Mr. Czerwinski moved to Citrus County, Florida in 1986, lured principally by its
expansive and pristine natural resources and associated wildlife including the
sandhills of the Withlacoochee State Forest and Brooksville Ridge, the aquatic
resources of the Withlacoochee and Rainbow Rivers, Lake Tsala Apopka, and
coastal spring-fed bays and rivers, the large Crystal River population of the West
Indian Manatee, the Everglades-like coastal marsh and hammock system of the
Springs Coast and the relatively rural nature of the county.  Mike took a position
as environmental scientist with a then small, local engineering-surveying firm of
Henigar & Ray in Crystal River to assist in starting up their environmental
division. In his tenure of over 15 years with that firm (Berryman & Henigar) had
grown to be one of the top 500 environmental engineering firms in the country
with five Florida offices and Mr. Czerwinski as Vice President, managed a staff of
10-15 environmental professionals in three central Florida offices.
In August 2001, Mr. Czerwinski opened his own environmental consulting
business in Citrus County to serve the environmental needs of central Florida
communities.  Mr. Czerwinski is a licensed Florida Professional Geologist and
a Professional Wetland Scientist. He has served as a board member or
technical advisor for: The Friends of the Nature Coast Marine and Environmental
Science Center (1996-2001). Manatee Advisory Board, Citrus County, (1987-
1989); Minimum Flows & Levels Workgroup, Middle Hillsborough Wellfield Region, (1997); Chairman:
Withlacoochee River Ecosystem Management Initiative (FDEP) Technical Advisory Committee (1997-
1998).  He was appointed by the Senate to serve on the Citrus / Hernando Waterways Restoration
Council in 2003.
He has been responsible for environmental impact assessment studies or monitoring for projects such as
the Suncoast Parkway I, Lake Weir (Marion County), Betz Farm DRI, Cold Springs FQD, Citrus County
Traffic Reliever Study, Ordinary High Water Line Study of the
Withlacoochee River and Lake Tsala Apopka; Villages of Citrus
Hills; and the Spring Hill, Sugarmill Woods; Villages of Rainbow
Springs, Cone Ranch, Starkey and North Pasco Wellfields. He
has authored reports and/or trained agency staff on the biology of
the Florida Scrub Jay, the regulation of Docks, and performed
diagnostic studies of Lake Panasoffkee and the Rainbow River.
Mr. Czerwinski’s professional career has focused on utilizing
sound ecological principals and in-depth analysis to solving
environmental issues facing the community.  He has the innate
ability to identify and offer solutions to protect critical sensitive
habitats while understanding and balancing the needs of the
human population.