Sun Sentinel: Environmental advocate Nathaniel Reed to be honored by Marshall Foundation

Nathaniel Reed helped found 1000 Friends of Florida and has served as both president and chairman of the board of the organization. He currently or has served on the boards of the Atlantic Salmon Federation, Natural Resources Defense Council, National Geographic Society, Yellowstone National Park, Everglades Foundation and Hope Rural School. (Source:


On Saturday, Nathaniel P. Reed, 81, an influential environmental advocate, will receive the Champion of the Everglades Award. A Hobe Sound resident, Reed served six Florida governors and two presidents in many positions.

In the 1960s, he served as then-Florida Gov. Claude Kirk’s environmental adviser, and later in the decade as the Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior in the Nixon and Ford administrations where he was responsible for Fish, Wildlife and National Parks.

Reed is also the author of “A Different Vision – A History of Jupiter Island” and the creation of the Hobe Sound Company and the Jupiter Island Club. He is currently working on a book of essays, which includes his “adventures in government” including the “curious wrinkles” regarding land acquisition and the impact on the environment.

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