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Award for South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Project

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Bob Halley and Chuck Holmes (right) accept Clyde Butcher original photograph on behalf of the St. Petersburg Florida Bay Team. Wanda Meeks and Aaron Higer (left) presented the photo.
On May 24th, Wanda Meeks (Regional Hydrologist, WRD, Norcross, GA) and Aaron Higer (South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Program Coordinator, WRD, West Palm Beach) honored the St. Petersburg office for its participation in the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Project between 1993 and 2000. The award is a photograph of the Everglades commemorating the 50th anniversary of Everglades National Park, signed by the artist, Clyde Butcher. Mr. Butcher is known as the Ansel Adams of South Florida. The citation reads "Awarded to the Center for Coastal Geology for its leadership in the Florida Bay Program of the USGS South Florida Ecosystem Program." During the past seven years many people participated in the program including: Rita Byrd, Nancy Dewitt, Megan Frayer, Bob Halley, Mark Hansen, Don Hickey, Chuck Holmes, Keith Ludwig, Marci Marot, Heather Mounts, Ellen Prager, Chris Reich, Leanne Roulier, Gene Shinn, Rick Stumpf, Yucong Tao, Lance Thornton, and Kim Yates.

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