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Contact: Matt Johnson, 786.335.3679
HOMESTEAD, Fla. --- Biscayne National Park is hosting a free discussion with local history-makers about the creation of the park 50 years ago. The discussion takes place on Saturday, December 2, 2017, from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Dante Fascell Visitor Center auditorium.
When two large development proposals threatened Biscayne Bay a small but persistent group led the charge to protect the area and make it a national park. Pioneers and panelists discussing these events include:
- Lloyd Miller, an avid angler and author of Biscayne National Park: It Almost Wasn’t
- Nathaniel Reed, Assistant Secretary of the Interior in the Nixon Administration and author of the new book Travels on the Green Highway: An Environmentalist’s Journey
- Lacey Hoover, Chair of the Herbert W. Hoover Foundation and daughter of Herbert W. Hoover, Jr.
- John C. Nordt, Miami surgeon and former resident of Elliott Key
- Dr. Jim Kushlan, co-author of the new book Biscayne National Park, is the discussion moderator
- Gary Bremen, long-time Biscayne National Park ranger
Questions will be taken from the audience, authors will be available for book signings and books will be available for purchase.
About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 417 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.