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Bazire, Roy E.



  • Existence: 1917-1998


Roy E. Bazire (1917-1998) is a 1939 graduate of the University of Iowa. His conservation work began in 1959 when he became president of the Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Society. He helped direct the effort to create a wildlife sanctuary that was later incorporated into the Jay N. "Ding" Darling Wildlife Refuge. He was a founding director and officer of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, serving as chairman of the board and later executive director. He served for at least fifteen years on the board of the Florida Nature Conservancy, and was vice-president for southwestern Florida. Along with Joel Kuperberg, he initiated the Environmental Confederation of South West Florida (ECOSWF) and was its first President. Roy E. Bazire was actively involved in numerous other environmental groups in Florida. Roy Bazire died in Iowa City, Iowa in November, 1998.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Roy E. Bazire Florida Environmental Records

Identifier: MsC0493

Environmental activist in Florida. Subject files, correspondence, minutes, newsletters, by-laws, published articles, etc., relating to conservation efforts and organizations in Southwest Florida . Much of the collection relates to the Environmental Confederation of South West Florida (ECOSWF) and the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Federation (SCCF).

Dates: 1955-1997; Majority of material found within 1970-1979