The Largest Environmental Restoration Ever Attempted


The Ocean Doctor on WebTalkRadio.netAugust 16, 2010: Why success in the Everglades is a key test for our species. Our special guest: Shannon Estenoz, Governing Board Member, South Florida Water Management District and Everglades champion. Also: We take our Time Machine for a spin! And more on dispersants in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Everglades Champion, Shannon Estenoz, Governing Board Member of the South Florida Water Management District

This Week's Guest: Everglades Champion, Shannon Estenoz, Governing Board Member of the South Florida Water Management District

This Week’s Guest: Shannon Estenoz

Shannon Estenoz is a fifth-generation native of Key West, who has dedicated her career to restoring the Everglades. She is currently a member of the governing board of the South Florida Water Management District, an appointee of Governor Charlie Crist in 2007. She previously served as national co-chair of the? Everglades Coalition and director of World Wildlife Fund’s Everglades office. Learn about why the Everglades are so special and why their restoration — the largest environmental restoration project ever undertaken in human history — is a key test for our species. Hear Shannon’s candid assessment of the progress of Everglades restoration and the good, bad and ugly of the political side. (And yes, she names names!)

Shannon’s recommendations for additional information:

South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force

The Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan

South Florida Water Management District

This Week’s Field Trip

Vice President Al Gore and David E. Guggenheim at Everglades National Park, July 17, 1997

We fire up the Time Machine to revisit July 17, 1997, a special day that brought Vice President Al Gore (L) and David E. Guggenheim (R) to Everglades National Park

Tip of the Week

Thanks to this week’s guest, Shannon Estenoz, for providing this week’s “Tip of the Week” — her terrific book recommendations:

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