Eric Draper is Executive Director of Audubon Florida, the state program of National Audubon Society. In addition to leading a staff of 58 and raising a $5 million budget, Eric lobbies the Florida Legislature and executive agencies and is recognized as a leading advocate for Everglades restoration, water resource protection and land conservation.
A Florida native, Eric Draper is a career conservationist. He was previously National Audubon’s Sr. Vice President for Policy, staff director for the Florida House of Representatives Majority Office, and government relations director for The Nature Conservancy’s Florida program, where he led efforts to fund Florida’s $3 billion Preservation 2000 program and eleven local land conservation measures.
Current service includes chairing the Florida Forever Coalition, appointment to the EPA’s Environmental Finance Advisory Committee and seats on the boards of the Council for a Sustainable Florida and the Florida Ocean Alliance. Previous service included the Clinton-Gore Transition Team the Florida Soil and Water Conservation Council and the Florida Water Management District Review Commission.Copyright © 2015, CT Now