Roy R. "Robin" Lewis III
Lewis Environmental Service Inc./Coastal Resource Group Inc.
Salt Springs, Florida

For more than four decades, Roy R. “Robin” Lewis III has been the vanguard of wetland restoration and creation, designing or assisting in the design of more than 200 completed wetland projects in Florida, California, South Carolina, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Nigeria and Thailand. These achievements include a 613 acre freshwater wetland in Broward County, Fort Lauderdale, a 1,250 acre mangrove restoration project at Anne Kolb Park in Hollywood, FL, and nearly 10,000 acres of diked former salt marsh in San Pablo Bay near San Francisco. He has founded two environmental consulting companies: Lewis Environmental Services, Inc. and Mangrove Systems, Inc. Currently, he is also president of Coastal Resource Group, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Florida’s native coastal wetlands. He is also a Certified Professional Wetland Scientist Emeritus with the Society of Wetlands Scientist. In addition to his restoration activities, he has been tireless in his efforts to share his time and expertise in ecology, management, restoration and creation of fresh and saltwater marshes, mangrove forests, forested freshwater forests, and seagrass meadows, with other practitioners worldwide.  For over 25 years, he has worked with the Association of State Wetland Managers to produce publications and advance wetland education opportunities and resources.