Jupiter Island’s Nathaniel Reed honored as ‘2013 Bob Graham Center Citizen of the Year’

As Nathaniel Reed fast approaches his 80th birthday in July, not even recent surgery on his leg to remove skin cancer can slow him from his mission to save the Everglades. “Rather than retire to playing bad golf and gin rummy, I stay in the harness and just love it,” he told the Gainesville Sun. … Click here to read more

Palm Beach Post: Audubon of Martin County fiasco continues

Award-winning blogger Sally Swartz reports that “a letter sent to the group’s 600 members used the name of Jupiter Island’s Nathaniel Reed, misspelled and without Mr. Reed’s permission, atop a fund-raising appeal. The letter was sent to several residents of the wealthy island. Mr. Reed is a former undersecretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior and a longtime champion of the Everglades and conservation causes.” … Click here to read more

Nat Reed: Officials must work together to solve Lake O, Everglades destruction

From Jupiter Island’s nationally renowned environmentalist Nat Reed: “Unless excessive Lake Okeechobee water is cleansed through a vast series of pollution-control artificial marsh systems built principally by the taxpayers of the 16 counties of south Florida for the sugar cane and winter crop growers, drainage cannot be allowed to flow into the Everglades, as it will change the botanical makeup of the River of Grass within months.” … Click here to read more

Ageist water park fans insult opponents: ‘army of gray hairs choking on their Ovaltine’

Here is the definitive word on the South County water park debacle, Ovaltine insults and more, from The Palm Beach Post’s award-winning blogger, Sally Swartz. … Click here to read more

Nathaniel Reed: Stuart News frivolous column and insinuations mask honest legal debate

1000 Friends of Florida Chairman Emeritus and Jupiter Island pioneer Nathaniel Reed gives his view on a recent Stuart News column that deals with a precedent-setting lawsuit in a Martin County land use case: the December 2007 Land Protection Amendment, a “developer’s tool” to promote urban sprawl. … Click here to read more

Martin County action alert from Nathaniel Reed: email these legislators now to stop HB1101 / SB1362

These bills are not in the best interest of ordinary Floridians or visitors to our State. If you are a sport fisherman, hunter, birdwatcher, kayaker or airboat enthusiast, it would mean that someday soon when headed to your favorite place you may encounter a barbed wire fence and “No Trespassing” sign blocking your way. Send your email message now. … Click here to read more

Nathaniel Reed to current commissioners: ‘Don’t screw up the urban boundaries’

Follwing up on the Everglades Coalition Conference recently held in Stuart, The Palm Beach Post’s Sally Swartz recaps Martin County’s long historic and philanthropic involvement with Everglades restoration. … Click here to read more

1000 Friends of Florida and the Martin County Conservation Alliance file notice of appeal today with FL Supreme Court

1000 Friends of Florida and the Martin County Conservation Alliance (MCCA) have filed a notice today to seek review by the Florida Supreme Court of a First District Court of Appeals ruling requiring the groups and their attorneys to pay the attorneys’ fees of the state, Martin County, and a developer after their appeal of a land use decision was dismissed by the Court. … Click here to read more

Nathaniel Reed’s perspective on Florida’s land management ‘Ponzi scheme’

Excerpts from a classic presentation by Nathaniel Reed, at The Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida, provide a historical perspective on land management in Florida. Reed is a longtime resident of Jupiter Island, former Assistant Secretary of the US Department of the Interior, and currently serves as Vice-chairman of the Everglades Foundation. … Click here to read more

Exclusive to MCTimes: memo by Nat Reed re column on South County development

From Mr. Reed’s memo: “…with the Department of Community Affairs shut down, with the water management districts weakened and the Department of Environmental Regulation under strict orders from the governor’s staff not to blow any “whistles” on obvious polluters, the developers have their dreams come true.” … Click here to read more