In this episode, Brett talks with one of the most renowned environmental advocates in Florida – Eric Draper. Draper is most known for his advocacy on behalf of Everglades protection and the Florida Forever land-buying programs, but he recently served a successful tour as the Director of the Florida State Parks Service. They talk about effective environmental advocacy; Eric’s continued concern about the global effects of climate change; and the importance of developing partnerships instead of enemies. Get a transcript of this episode.
Here’s a link to the Florida Forever land buying program statute. Florida Forever Land Acquisition Program
As advertised, Eric has dedicated an entire career to the environment, and he was recognized for that by Audubon in 2021. Eric Wins 2021 Audubon Florida’s Teddy Roosevelt Award
Here’s a link to one program that Eric is excited about these days.Florida Wildlife Corridor Act