River’s Coalition meeting with Ernie Marks 9/28/2017
The mission of the River’s Coalition is To fight for a safe, healthy and ecologically balanced St. Lucie River Estuary and Indian River Lagoon, natural resources that are vital to the economy and quality of life of Martin County and the Treasure Coast.
Ernie Marks is the new Executive Director of the South Florida Water Management District. He has more than 20 years of public service in natural resource management, with more than half concentrated on restoration of America’s Everglades.
Marks started his tenure at the District in March 2016 as Director of Everglades Policy and Coordination.
Before joining the District, he served as the South Florida Regional Director for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. He previously worked for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection as Director of the Office of Ecosystem Projects and as a regulatory manager.
Marks is a Massachusetts native who now resides in Martin County. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Economics and Natural Resource Management from the University of Rhode Island.