President Roy R. “Robin” Lewis III
Roy R. “Robin” Lewis III, has over 40 years of experience in seagrass meadow and mangrove forest mapping, management and restoration in the USA and twenty-two foreign countries. Mr. Lewis and vice president Curtis Kruer were associated with the world’s largest and most successful seagrass and mangrove forest restoration project. A total of 134.2 acres of seagrass were successfully restored to offset approximately 100 acres of seagrass impacts associated with the replacement of 37 bridges in the Florida Keys, Monroe County, Florida, USA. In Hollywood, FL, 1,250 acres of mangroves were restored under the direction of Mr. Lewis as part of the West Lake Park and Environmental Education Center development. Mr. Lewis was the senior professional in the design, implementation and monitoring of the stabilization of Pelican Island within the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, near Sebastian, Florida. The refuge was the first established in the world, when President Theodore Roosevelt designated it in 1903. The innovative application of marsh and mangrove restoration techniques developed by CRG resulted in stopping existing erosion and expansion of this important bird nesting area. More information on all these projects and others is available at www.mangroverestoration.com and www.seagrassrestorationnow.com.