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He started his career in the family real estate and hotel business in Florida from which his concern for the environment steered him in public life. He has served six Florida governors and two presidents in many positions, including terms as chairman of the Florida Department of Air and Water Pollution Control, and Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior for Fish, Wildlife and Parks. Beyond his government service, he helped found 1000 Friends of Florida and has served as both president and chairman of the board of the organization. He currently or has served on the boards of the Atlantic Salmon Federation, Natural Resources Defense Council, National Geographic Society, Yellowstone National Park, Everglades Foundation and Hope Rural School.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

                                             Posted from Clyde Butcher's FACEBOOK Page:

Travels on the Green Highway - An environmentalist's journey by Nathaniel Reed.

I am enjoying Nathaniel Reed's book about his life. He has been an inspiration to me every since I met him years ago. His unique ability to build bridges across political borders led our country into the era when the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and many more environmental bills were established. He is an extraordinary Republican who worked for the betterment of our country. A man very much respected by both Republicans and Democrats alike. 

"His success has come from pragmatic, dogged solutions that require bi-partisn support. Anyone who wants to see a path forward for environmentalism should understand how the trail got cut in the first place - and Reed shares those behind-the-scenes stories." (David Yarnold, President National Audubon Society) 

And...not to get too polictical, he is a Republican of the old school, where when you're elected you work together with both sides to establish what is best for the country.

His book is very much worth reading, both inspiring and educational.  Clyde Butcher