Former Biscayne National Park Superintendent Receives Public Service Award

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Date: January 22, 2016
Contact: Matt Johnson, 786-335-3679

HOMESTEAD, Fla. --- On January 8, 2016, the Everglades Coalition presented Brian Carlstrom, the former Superintendent of Biscayne National Park, with the Brian James D. Webb Public Service Award. Mr. Carlstrom was presented with the award for demonstrating exemplary leadership and a clear commitment to protecting the resources and wildlife of Biscayne National Park.

As Superintendent of Biscayne National Park Brian Carlstrom implemented the General Management Plan, Fishery Management Plan and other protections designed to restore natural ecosystems, improve water quality, safeguard valuable biodiversity and enhance visitor experiences. Brian Carlstrom was successful in ensuring that the resources of the park are protected for future generations.

 

Biscayne Bay is a critical region of the greater Everglades ecosystem that was severely impacted by draining and cutoff of fresh water flow. Restoring the coastal ecosystems of Biscayne Bay will not only provide ecosystem benefits it will enhance resilience to the impending impacts of sea level rise, climate change and saltwater intrusion.

 

Since 1996 the Everglades Coalition has awarded the James D. Webb Award to someone in public service who has made an outstanding contribution to the Everglades. The Everglades Coalition is an alliance 58 local, state and national conservation organizations dedicated to full protection and restoration of America’s Everglades ecosystem.

 

For more information about Biscayne National Park visit nps.gov/bisc or follow the park on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram at “biscaynenps.”

 

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