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Gov. DeSantis speaking at the Nathaniel P. Reed Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge. Reed lived in Hobe Sound and was very active in the Republican Party’s conservation affairs of the State of Florida. He served as Claude Kirk’s Secretary of Interior.  He also served as functioning Interior Secretary under Nixon – ran the office after the appointee Secretary of the Interior proved so totally incompetent he abdicated to Reed with Nixon’s approval. 
Reed was responsible for turning Nixon and the Republicans into productive conservationists by establishing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). An independent agency of the United States federal government for environmental protection, and created the Clean Air Act, which is now being trampled by the Trump Administration. — Skip Clement. Image is a screenshot – FL Gov’s office video.

Ron DeSantis announces newly-formed Blue-Green Algae Task Force

By Ed Killer / Treasure Coast Newspapers / April 30, 2019

[dropcap]G[/dropcap]ov. Ron DeSantis announces a Blue-Green Algae Task Force during a news conference Monday, April 29, 2019, at the Nathaniel P. Reed Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge in Hobe Sound. The team will consist of leaders at Florida universities and marine organizations, including Evelyn Gaiser, Wendy Graham, Valerie J. Paul, Mike Parks and James Sullivan.

The focus of this task force is to support key funding and restoration initiatives and make recommendations to expedite nutrient reductions in Lake Okeechobee and downstream estuaries.” — Gov. Ron DeSantis 

The team consists of:

  • Mike Parsons, professor of marine science at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers and director of it’s Coastal Watershed Institute and Vester Field Station.
  • James Sullivan, executive director of Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute.
  • Valerie J. Paul, director of the Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce.
  • Wendy Graham, director of the University of Florida Water Institute.
  • Evelyn Gaiser, professor at Florida International University.

Read the complete story here . . .


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