About Watershed

Funded by a grant from the Pulitzer Center’s nationwide Connected Coastlines reporting initiative, UF student journalists spent the first half of 2022 investigating statewide water quality to mark the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act of 1972.

For questions about Watershed, or to get in touch, contact faculty advisor Cynthia Barnett, clbarnett@jou.ufl.edu.

Watershed Fellows

Ellen Bausback

Ethan Beckley

Sarah Breske

Marlena Carrillo

Katie Delk

Natalia Galicza

Alan Halaly

Alexandra Harris

Jordyn Kalman

Sara Lindsay

Jack Prator

Kalia Richardson

Marlowe Starling

Watershed Advisory Board

Alex Harris

Climate reporter, The Miami Herald

Robert McClure

Veteran environmental reporter and cofounder, InvestigateWest

Curtis Morgan

Environment editor, The Miami Herald

Watershed Editors

Project editor/faculty advisor: Cynthia Barnett
Additional editing: Ethan Magoc, news manager, WUFT News; Professor Moni Basu, Michael and Linda Connelly Lecturer for Narrative Nonfiction; Professor Norman P. Lewis, data analysis and visualization; graduating senior Marlowe Starling.
Data editor: Graduating senior Alexandra Harris
Design editor: Graduating senior Jordyn Kalman

With special thanks to

The Pulitzer Center for funding this project; Matt Sheehan, managing director of UF’s Center for Public Interest Communications, for assistance with design and publishing; graduating senior Dana Cassidy for special data and web applications; the University of Florida’s Center for Coastal Solutions for additional water research and data analysis; Boyzell Hosey, Senior Editor for Visual Storytelling at ProPublica; Royal C. Gardner, Professor of law and Director, Stetson Law’s Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy; David F. Zierden, Florida State Climatologist with the Florida Climate Center in Tallahassee; and UF Journalism Department chairman Ted Spiker and Professors Ted Bridis and Herb Lowe for additional support.