The Tampa Bay Estuary: An Oral History of Community Collaboration to Restore Ecological Integrity

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Publication Date

January 2015

Abstract

Janice K. Platt is a long-time political advocate for Tampa Bay's estuaries. She served on the Tampa City Council and Hillsborough County Commission in the 1970s, and was the chairman of the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council in the early 1980s. Platt's interest in the bay began with her family's history of work in many branches of the professional fishing industry, as well as childhood recreational activities like crabbing. She began her academic career at the University of Florida, and then moved to the University of Virginia for graduate school. It was through her volunteer work with the Girl Scouts that Platt became politically involved with making Tampa Bay and the surrounding environment healthier, and that was the focus of her early activism. Platt shares her experiences watching Tampa Bay's flora and fauna recover through the cooperation of companies like Mosaic and TECO and with environmental agencies like the Agency on Bay Management and the National Audubon Society.

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Estuarine health, Oral history, Online audio

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1 sound file ( 52 minutes) : digital, MPEG4 file + ;

Subject: topical

Estuarine health

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Sound

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Oral histories; Interviews

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T43-00002

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