The Largest Environmental Restoration Ever Attempted
August 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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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
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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