Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program Oral History Project

Interviewee

Fred Webb

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Interviewer

Guidry, Joe J.

Publisher

University of South Florida. Library

Date

2017-08-05

Publication Date

9-13-2017

Abstract

Joe Guidry speaks with Fred Webb, who developed the Environmental Studies Center at Cockroach Bay. In the interview, Webb recounts designing the adult education, environmental studies programs at Hillsborough Community College and becoming an active participant in conservation efforts in Hillsborough County. He discusses the necessity of ELAPP and how the efforts from groups such as the National Estuary Programs, Save Our Bay, and Tampa Audubon effected positive changes in the health of Tampa Bay's waters. He stresses the importance of continued dedication from environmental organizations to protect not only the Tampa Bay waters but also other ecosystems as the health of one system definitely impacts the health of other systems. Webb concludes the interview by emphasizing the need to maintain purchased lands. To illustrate, he describes how fires are vital to the health of pine forests but that funds are necessary to safely conduct controlled burns. Public relations work should not be neglected as it keeps public support high and funds available.

Keywords

oral history, ELAPP, Tampa Bay, estuary, environmental science

Description

1 sound file (37 minutes) : digital, MPEG4 file + ;

Subject: topical

Biotic communities

Language

English

Type

Sound Recording

Genre

Oral history, Online audio

Format

Audio

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Collection

Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program Oral History Project

Identifier

E21-00008

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