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Liz Judge
Director of Media Relations
Tel: 415-217-2007

Jared Saylor
Campaign Director
Tel: 202-667-4500, x5213

Terry Winckler
Managing Editor
Tel: 415-217-2016

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Kari Birdseye
National Press Secretary
Tel: 415-217-2098

Maggie Caldwell

Maggie Caldwell
Press Secretary
Tel: 415-217-2084

Jessica Hodge
Campaign Manager
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Keith Rushing
Campaign Press Secretary
Tel: 202-667-4500, ext. 5236

Brian Smith
Campaign Manager
Tel: 415-217-2014

Kathleen Sutcliffe
Campaign Manager
Tel: 212-845-7380

Debra Mayfield
Community Partnerships Manager
Tel: 202-797-5222

February 20, 2001
Florida's manatees received a welcome boost today with the announcement of a settlement between the conservationists and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC).
September 5, 2000
A federal appeals court ruled to protect southwest Florida's drinking water from saltwater intrusion.
June 26, 2000
Finding of Property 'Take' Retracted
August 13, 1999
In a landmark victory, a federal court ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to clean up polluted lakes, streams and rivers throughout Florida.
August 2, 1999
The Sea Turtle Survival League and the Save The Manatee Club instituted legal proceedings to have specific language in the law establishing the new Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission declared unconstitutional.
June 4, 1999
The Help Save the Apalachicola River Group and the Florida Wildlife Federation moved to intervene in a legal challenge an Alabama industry association brought in February of 1999.
April 1, 1999
Florida environmentalists claimed a major victory when Indian River County and other parties signed a settlement in which the County agreed to develop a habitat conservation plan to protect endangered and threatened sea turtles.
March 31, 1999
Florida environmentalists claimed a major victory when the First District Court of Appeal upheld a rule proposed by the Marine Fisheries Commission ensuring that illegal gill nets cannot be used in Florida waters.
March 26, 1999
Florida environmentalists defeated Coastal Petroleum Company's efforts to obtain twelve offshore drilling permits ranging from Naples to St. George Island.
January 12, 1999
The Chassahowitzka River Restoration Committee notified the Florida Department of Environmental Protection that it will sue to halt septic tank pollution of the Chassahowitzka River and Spring.
March 18, 1998
Earthjustice files suit against the National Marine Fisheries Service to compel the agency to implement a regulation requiring bycatch reduction devices on shrimp nets in the Gulf of Mexico.
August 11, 1997
Southwest Florida Water Management District votes to establish minimum flows and levels in Tampa Bay.