October 08, 2009

Joe Browder, an environmental consultant and former conservation director of Friends of the Earth, presented “Everglades Visions, Revisions, and History” on October 8, 2009. Browder emerged from the grassroots in the early 1960s to help save South Florida’s most precious natural wonders from unrestrained forces of growth. Jack Davis, associate professor of history at UF explained “he served as a principal figure in campaigns to establish Biscayne National Monument, win a federal mandate to prevent water diversion away from the dying Everglades National Park, stop the construction of the biggest airport in the world in the heart of the Everglades and create Big Cypress National Preserve.”

Speaker One
Joe Browder

Joe Browder began his career in environmental activism and policy as an officer in the Audubon Society’s chapter in Miami in the 1960s. From there, he served in national offices with the Friends of the Earth and the League of Conservation Voters before serving in President Jimmy Carter’s administration from 1977 through 1980. Since 1981, he has served as a consultant on national and global environmental and water management policies. He is a principal at Dunlap and Browder, an environmental consulting firm in Washington, D.C.