We are very excited to have environmental advocate Nicholas Penniman speak at our next event on Thursday, January 17.
"Poisoned Waters: Red Tide, Blue-Green Algae, and the Politics of Deflection”
Speaker: Nicholas Penniman
Thursday, January 17, 2019
5:30P Dinner Event
Country Club of Naples
185 Burning Tree Dr, Naples, FL 34105
$40 per person
Nicholas G. Penniman IV, former Conservancy of Southwest Florida Board Chair, is the author of Nature’s Steward: A History of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida.
Penniman retired in 1999 as publisher of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and as senior vice president of newspaper operations for Pulitzer Publishing Company, responsible for 22 other daily newspapers from Hawaii to Vermont.
A 1960 graduate of Princeton University (Religion), Penniman has been deeply involved in environmental advocacy—including as a trustee of the Everglades Foundation, Board Chair of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, past Chair of American Rivers and Chair Emeritus of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. He is a Florida Master Naturalist.
Locally, he is Vice-Chair of the Collier County Growth Management Oversight Committee and a former member of both the Coastal Advisory Committee and the Environmental Advisory Committee for the county.
His first book, Nature’s Steward: A History of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida was published in 2014. He is now working on his second book, A Seminal Year: How 1985 Changed the Future of Southwest Florida.