Orvis CEO Perkins Meets with FL Governor Scott
The Orvis Company Statement on Meeting with Governor Rick Scott to Discuss Efforts to Save the Everglades
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Orvis Company (Orvis) today released the following statement, attributable to its CEO Perk Perkins, regarding his meeting today with Governor Rick Scott to discuss efforts to save the Everglades. Other CEOs from around the State of Florida also joined Perkins, including Scott Deal, CEO of Maverick Boats, and Rob Kramer of the International Game and Fish Association.
“CEOs from around the State of Florida have banded together to advocate on behalf of one of the world’s great ecological treasures – the Everglades, as this irreplaceable ecosystem hangs in the balance both environmental and economically.
“Our meetings at the Capitol with Governor Rick Scott and members of the Florida Legislature are to ask for their leadership this legislative session to see through a long-term and permanent solution to the tragic decline of the Everglades. Senate Bill 10, by Senator Rob Bradley, and House Bill 761, by Representative Thad Altman, to increase storage, treatment and conveyance of water south of Lake Okeechobee, is the answer we need to solve a problem that has existed for decades and is accelerating in its destruction of the Everglades.
“Our message is simple: Florida must act now. We urge the Governor and the legislature to take advantage of the opportunity we have this session to save this unique and spectacular ecosystem that is a symbol of Florida and an engine of our state’s economy.”
Founded in 1856, Orvis believes the most meaningful experiences are created by sharing the love of nature and being inspired by its endless possibilities. Orvis pioneered the mail order industry in the United States, operates more than 80 retail stores in the U.S and the U.K., and maintains a network of more than 400 dealers worldwide as a trusted source of discovery and adventure in the natural world. We promise to open the door to extraordinary outdoor experiences, and to protect nature by committing 5 percent of our pretax profits each year to conservation efforts worldwide. For more information about Orvis, visit orvis.com.
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