Florida’s History of Adaptation Continues Today
At the turn of the 20th century, Florida was considered our nation’s last frontier. The evidence supported that conclusion, too. Swamplands made travel to South Florida close to impossible and our watery wilderness made growth and development a challenge.But then came the draining of the marshes south of Lake Okeechobee in the early 1900s. That undertaking provided an excellent landscape for agriculture. In turn, the fertile soil benefited the economy. And by 1920, the state’s population had grown close to 1 million people. The growth was slow, but the building of drainage canals provided navigational access and brought.... Click here to read more.
This Business and Civic Leader Wants You to Care About Water
Whether advocating for Everglades restoration, founding her own public affairs consulting business or promoting the Girl Scouts, Irela Bagué has built a reputation as a successful woman who speaks her mind. And for that, the busy Miami Dade College alumna makes no apologies. “Sometimes being the only woman in the room, it does create change, or at least makes folks think a little differently,” she said. “I think we’ve come a long way, and I’m very excited to see women in top positions.” Bagué is president and CEO of Bagué Group... Click here to read more.
Bagué Group Newsletter - Summer 2019
It was an honor to be a guest contributor for the Bush Institute - Catalyst Journal. It was a pleasure to provide a personal perspective on Florida's