watershed http://wgcu.org en CREW: Evolution of a Dream http://wgcu.org/post/crew-evolution-dream <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For more than 20 years, the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed has been cleansing Southwest Florida’s water, educating its children, sheltering its wildlife and providing recreational opportunities for its people. But what will the next 20 years hold? Will CREW be able to expand beyond its 60,000 acres and enhance its offerings? Or will the fervor for environmental preservation wane in the face of tough economic times and shifting political priorities?</span></p><p><strong>Producer/Narrator:</strong> Rod Clarke &nbsp;</p> Sun, 05 Jun 2011 14:10:36 +0000 23 at http://wgcu.org CREW: Evolution of a Dream Edge of the Everglades: Big Cypress National Preserve http://wgcu.org/post/edge-everglades-big-cypress-national-preserve <p></p><p>In 1974, a new park was added to the National Park system -- the Big Cypress National Preserve. Unlike national parks, the country's first national preserve allowed traditional uses of the land, including hunting, air boats, swamp buggies -- even oil drilling. It was a landmark conservation compromise that allowed unprecedented resource usage, while protecting the vast swamp from development.</p><p><strong>Producer: </strong>Lynne Howard Frazer</p> Tue, 06 Oct 2009 15:35:31 +0000 34 at http://wgcu.org Edge of the Everglades: Big Cypress National Preserve Promises Kept: The "Ding" Darling Refuge http://wgcu.org/post/promises-kept-ding-darling-refuge <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge complex represents promises kept: a promise to nature and the earth to preserve and protect its habitat and its inhabitants, and a promise to the American people to make this 8,000-acre sanctuary available for their enjoyment, reflection and education. It is a fragile, carefully orchestrated balancing act. But the result is a true partnership between man and nature that bears the name and the stamp – literally and figuratively -- of an unassuming political cartoonist from Iowa who led the initial charge to save Sanibel Island from unbridled development and exploitation.</span></p><p><strong>Producer/Narrator:</strong> Rod Clarke</p><p><a href="http://video.wgcu.org/video/1876923578"><strong>Watch</strong></a></p><p></p><p> Tue, 06 Oct 2009 13:03:38 +0000 33 at http://wgcu.org Promises Kept: The "Ding" Darling Refuge