Scott Looking For New Parks Head

Gov. Rick Scott is looking for a new person to head the state park system after Lisa Edgar, who was named to the position in December, has resigned.

Her resignation was because of a “family emergency,” SaintPetersBlog reported today.

Edgar was hired after long-time career parks director Don Forgione was abruptly reassigned to oversee just one state park in December.

The still unanswered question is what kind of policy changes, if any, will whoever takes over as head of Florida’s park system will make, at least in the remaining two years of the Scott administration.

Scott has attempted to commercialize operations in some parks and also proposed selling off as surplus conservation lands outside the park system.

Posted in Group Conservation Issues.