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The Nature Conservancy Welcomes Former U.S. Congressman Carlos Curbelo to Florida Board of Trustees

Miami, FL

Today, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) announced that former U.S. Congressman Carlos Curbelo has joined its Florida Board of Trustees. Comprised of 20 volunteers, TNC’s Florida trustees bring vast experience and expertise from decades of work in public service and private enterprise to further the organization’s conservation mission.

Mr. Curbelo has been recognized as a leader on climate and environmental issues in the U.S. House of Representatives and has worked diligently to bring Republicans and Democrats together in favor of sensible climate and environmental solutions. In the past several years, Mr. Curbelo has spoken at events and panels in which The Nature Conservancy participated on issues such as climate adaptation and mitigation.  Together with Florida Congressman Ted Deutch, Curbelo cofounded the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus that swelled to nearly 100 members at the end of the 115th Congress. He also filed the Market Choice Act, the first carbon pricing legislation authored by a Republican in over a decade. Tackling climate issues and reducing carbon emissions are critical areas of focus for The Nature Conservancy.

“Our trustees lend diverse and vital expertise to our team. We are proud to welcome former Congressman Curbelo to our board and look forward to working closely with him. His collaborative approach to pressing conservation issues, leadership, and efforts to provide innovative solutions to challenges align perfectly with our culture and vision," said Temperince Morgan, Executive Director, The Nature Conservancy in Florida.

“During my time serving my country and my community in Congress, few organizations were as constructive and helpful in crafting responsible climate policy as The Nature Conservancy. I feel fortunate to continue my work on climate and the environment through an organization that understands we can only succeed by building consensus and promoting bipartisan support for the solutions that will heal the planet and secure the future," said Mr. Curbelo.

Trustees help further the mission of The Nature Conservancy by leveraging their diverse strengths and leadership in areas such as business, science and policy in support of conservation initiatives.

The Nature Conservancy’s Florida Board of Trustees Chair, JoAnn Tredennick noted, “We are very pleased to welcome Mr. Curbelo as the newest member of our Board. His leadership, and his experience and insight, will advance the work of The Nature Conservancy in Florida and beyond."

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at an unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. Working in 72 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.