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Obama administration names new Everglades point person

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has named Shannon Estenoz to be the department’s Director of Everglades Restoration Initiatives, his senior representative in South Florida for Everglades restoration.

Estenoz succeeds Terrence C. "Rock" Salt, who is now the principal deputy assistant secretary of the Army (civil works).

Estenoz, a member of the Governing Board of the South Florida Water Management District, chairs the South Florida Water Management District’s Water Resources Advisory Commission and the Broward Water Resources Task Force. She previously headed up the Suncoast Regional Office of the National Parks Conservation Association and served as the World Wildlife Fund’s Everglades Program Director.