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Glenn Watkins graduated from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York with a major in Environmental Studies and a minor in English Literature. She grew up in Naples, Florida, a beach town located directly between the Gulf of Mexico and the Florida Everglades. This background, coupled with a salty semester spent studying coastal environments at Williams-Mystic, lead Glenn to pursuing her current position as the Restoration and Water Resources Intern, based out of Washington, D.C.
Emaciated pelicans began dying in the lagoon starting in February. Andrea Westmoreland/Flickr.

Troubled Waters – Mysterious Wildlife Deaths in Indian River Lagoon

7/18/2013 // By Glenn Watkins

It sounds like a scene straight out of a Carl Hiaasen novel – mysterious marine mammal and bird deaths haunting a once pristine South Florida lagoon. A historically vibrant estuary now lined with the carcasses of outwardly healthy manatees and […] Read more >

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Don’t Leave Florida’s Springs Out to Dry

6/24/2013 // By Glenn Watkins

Once upon a time, in a swampy, far away land, there were crystal clear natural springs that mesmerized visitors traveling to Florida from miles and miles away. Before the wonderful world of Disney was constructed atop the headwaters of the […] Read more >

The American White Pelican is huge – it has a nine-foot wingspan, measures over five feet in length, and weighs about 16.4 pounds. Image: mikebaird/Flickr

White House Continues to Shortchange Wetlands & Streams

5/14/2013 // By Glenn Watkins

This May marks the annual American Wetlands Month – a time each year to remember the importance of wetlands for storm and flood protection, water quality, and fish and wildlife habitat. It’s a time to revive wetland conservation efforts across the […] Read more >

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Black Bears and Wetlands and the Water Resources Development Act…Oh, My!

4/5/2013 // By Glenn Watkins

Bears are made of the same dust as we, and breathe the same winds and drink of the same waters. – John Muir The Louisiana black bear is a threatened subspecies of the American black bear, and is found in […] Read more >

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Protecting Florida’s Manatees from Harmful “Red Tide”

3/19/2013 // By Glenn Watkins

Basking in the south Florida sun, a skimboarder turned to my friends on the beach and eloquently stated, “Bro, your girls are getting eaten by manatees.” While those who know anything about manatees would know we weren’t in any danger […] Read more >

The endangered interior least tern is found along the Mississippi River in the New Madrid Floodway. (USFWS Endangered Species/Flickr)

Stop the New Madrid Levee to Protect Mississippi River Wildlife!

2/6/2013 // By Glenn Watkins

Meet the endangered interior least tern. These quirky, darting birds migrate from North America to Central and South America, and rely on areas along the Missouri, Ohio, Red, Rio Grande, and Mississippi river systems for breeding habitat. One particular spot […] Read more >

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How the Clean Water Act Protects the River of Grass

10/15/2012 // By Glenn Watkins

“The miracle of light pours over the green and brown expanse of saw grass and of water, shining and slow-moving below, the grass and water that is the meaning and the central fact of the Everglades of Florida. It is […] Read more >