OUR BOARD

We are fortunate to have such a dedicated and accomplished board with a wide range of expertise. Together, they’re helping Bullsugar.org stop the discharges.

Richard Trotta
Richard Trotta
Richard was born in Miami in 1958 and his love affair with the Everglades started soon after. Richard has explored the Glades from its Shingle Creek headwaters to Sandy Key. He has served as President of the Herman Lucerne Memorial Foundation. The Foundation has made Everglades National Park as its sole beneficiary. Living in Islamorada, Florida he is now focusing his efforts on helping the River of Grass flow as nature intended from the southern lip of Lake Okeechobee to the bights and bays of Florida Bay.
Blair Wickstrom
Blair Wickstrom
As publisher of Florida Sportsman magazine, Blair Wickstrom oversees all related media and products associated with the brand, including: television, online, social media, Expos and radio. In addition, Wickstrom writes a regular column in the magazine, Florida Sportsman Watermen, which focuses on water quality issues facing the state. Wickstrom is currently a Board of Director for: Bullsugar.org, Friends of the Everglades, and Rivers Coalition.
Alan Farago
Alan Farago
Alan Farago lives in Coral Gables, FL. He has been an activist, writer, and observer of Florida environmental, Everglades, and political issues for nearly 30 years. His editorials have appeared regularly in Florida newspapers, online publications like Counterpunch and Huffington Post, and the daily blog he co-writes, Eye On Miami. He first engaged in these issues through his love of the Florida Keys and flats fishing. His work has been recognized by the Everglades Coalition and conservation groups. He currently serves as conservation chair for Friends of the Everglades, the Miami-based group founded by Marjory Stoneman Douglas in 1969.
Philip Kushlan
Philip Kushlan
Philip graduated from the University of Miami with a BS in Biology and Marine Science in 2008, from UM’s Biology department with a MS in 2011, and is currently a Maytag Fellow and a Ph.D. student at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science on Virginia Key, studying coral resiliency under climate change scenarios. Philip grew up spending time in and advocating for conservation of the Everglades. He currently serves on the board of the Miami Waterkeeper and as President on the board of Friends of the Everglades.
Ray Judah
Ray Judah
Ray Judah graduated from the California State University of Humboldt with a Master of Science in Natural Resources and Bachelor of Arts in Zoology.

As a former environmental land planner with the Lee County Department of Community Development and Lee County Commissioner (1988-2012) he remains a strong advocate for providing a balance between management of growth and responsible stewardship of our precious natural resources.

During his tenure on the Board of Lee County Commission, Commissioner Judah championed the designation of the 96,000 acre Density Reduction Groundwater Resource Area of Southwest Florida, co-founded the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed Land Trust, and spearheaded the effort to establish the Conservation 2020 program to protect our critical water resources, open space and wildlife habitat. He assumed a leadership role in the efforts to protect the Caloosahatchee and coastal estuaries by advocating for restoration of the historic southern flow-way to the Everglades and responsible management of Lake Okeechobee. He provided key contributions to the expansion of Southwest Florida International Airport and building of infrastructure including a myriad of roads, parks, utilities and libraries, championed the comprehensive Lee County Solid Waste Management Program including the Waste-to-Energy Facility that provides electrical power to over 40,000 homes and Recycling Program that exceeds the State minimum requirement of 30% waste volume reduction. He also served as liaison with federal, state, and local agencies of officials on issues pertaining to natural resource issues and throughout his career he has written articles, commentaries, and spoke on behalf of land and water issues affecting Southwest Florida.

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