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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.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Florida Sierra Club Pelican Newsletter


Travels on the Green Highway: An Environmentalist’s Journey by Nathaniel Pryor Reed (hardcover, $45) is an amazing journey through the many environmental battles of the 1960s-’70s fought by a political pioneer. Reed presents a series of essays detailing his remarkable accomplishments passing environmental legislation both in Florida and across the United States. Sierra Club gets an occasional nod and it’s great fun to learn what was going on “behind the scenes.” A few of my favorite essays: “Defeating the Miami Jetport and Creating a National Preserve” and “A Boondoggle: The Cross Florida Barge Canal” are just a couple of the fascinating stories recounted in vivid detail.

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