Florida's Vanishing Wetlands

APA Florida Chapter, Broward Section

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Monday, November 9, 2015
noon - 2 p.m. CST

Davie, FL, United States

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Overview

BAPA is proud to present Environmental Reporter and Author Craig Pittman at a lunch and learn event.

Craig Pittman, a native Floridian, graduated from Troy State University in Alabama where his muckraking work for the student paper prompted an agitated dean to label him "the most destructive force on campus." Since then he has covered a variety of newspaper beats and quite a few natural disasters, including hurricanes, wildfires and the Florida Legislature. Since he began covering environmental issues for Florida's largest newspaper, the Tampa Bay Times, Craig has won the Waldo Proffitt Award for Distinguished Environmental Journalism in Florida four times, and twice won the top investigative reporting award from the Society of Environmental Journalists.

He's the co-author of Paving Paradise: Florida's Vanishing Wetlands and the Failure of No Net Loss, (2009), which won the Stetson Kennedy Award from the Florida Historical Society. His second book, Manatee Insanity: Inside the War Over Florida's Most Famous Endangered Species (2010), was named by the Florida Humanities Council as one of 21 "essential" books for Floridians. He is currently at work on his fourth book, scheduled to be published in 2016.

Craig will talk about Florida's vanishing wetlands, and why the state is losing so many wetland acres despite having laws on the books that are supposed to protect them.

 

 

 

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Craig Pittman

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Tampa Bay Times reporter Craig Pittman is a native Floridian. He graduated from Troy State University in Alabama, where his muckraking work for the student paper prompted an agitated dean to label him "the most destructive force on campus." Since then he has covered a variety of newspaper beats and ... Read More