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Joe Browder

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I thought people would want to know that Joe died of cancer on Sunday in Maryland. He was an unbelievably dogged activist, and he won some amazing battles for the Everglades, Big Cypress, Biscayne Bay and the rest of the ecosystem. As one of the Everglades jetport pushers memorably described him (and Nat Reed!), Joe was a "white militant." He could be intense and ferocious and, let's face it, abrasive, but he was a good man with a powerful moral code. He could be a softie, too; he was always sweet to my family.


Joe was 78, and the earth is in better shape than it would have been if he had never been on it.


There's going to be some kind of memorial service in November.


Michael Grunwald
Senior writer, POLITICO Magazine
@MikeGrunwald

The memorial celebration honoring Joe's life is: Saturday, November 12 at 3 pm Cosmos Club 2121 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC

 

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I had the great honor and pleasure of meeting Joe in Washington in 2014, during my residency at the Woodrow Wilson Center. When I requested an interview, he invited me to lunch at the Cosmos Club, a social club for distinguished professionals with an entire wall of portraits of Nobel Laureate members. Joe was charming and extremely generous with his time and insights, and afterwards he shared with me a treasure trove of his recently digitized Everglades files. I feel so fortunate to have had this opportunity before he passed.

Katrina Schwartz

> On Sep 21, 2016, at 11:00 AM, telodge15 <tel_ea@bellsouth.net> wrote:
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> Mike and others,
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> It is a particularly unpleasant when the day comes by surprise, as I had not touched base with Joe in about a year. I first met him in late ‘60s during the Jetport controversy, and then coordinated his speaking role at the University of Miami's program for the first Earth Day (1970), problematic because of his clashes with another speaker, Jim Redford. I recall spending a day with Joe on Loop Road, Roberts Lakes Strand, in about 1972, and many path-crossings nearly to the present. I have finally included a short description of the creation of the Big Cypress National Preserve in The Everglades Handbook (upcoming 4th edition due out in December) and mentioned Joe’s role in it. I intended to send him a copy, a tiny thanks for his huge contributions in that effort.
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> Tom Lodge
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>> On Sep 20, 2016, at 1:10 PM, Michael Grunwald <
mgrunwald@politico.com> wrote:
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>> Collegiality and Courtesy are the magic words to success for this list.
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>> I thought people would want to know that Joe died of cancer
on Sunday in Maryland. He was an unbelievably dogged activist, and he won some amazing battles for the Everglades, Big Cypress, Biscayne Bay and the rest of the ecosystem. As one of the Everglades jetport pushers memorably described him (and Nat Reed!), Joe was a "white militant." He could be intense and ferocious and, let's face it, abrasive, but he was a good man with a powerful moral code. He could be a softie, too; he was always sweet to my family.
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>> Joe was 78, and the earth is in better shape than it would have been if he had never been on it.
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>> There's going to be some kind of memorial service in November.
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>> Michael Grunwald
>> Senior writer, POLITICO Magazine
>> @MikeGrunwald
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