MIAMI (CBSMiami) –The National Park Service announced a new interim superintendent for Everglades National Park and he has a specialty in climate change.

Starting on August 4th, the new man in charge is Bob Krumenaker who has worked in the park service for 37 years.

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The group made the announcement Thursday, June 5th that he is set to take over Everglades National Park and Dry Tortugas National Park.

In a statement, Southeast Regional Director Stan Austin spoke about the Krumenaker’s move stating, “He will bring great leadership and energy to the Everglades and Dry Tortugas, until we complete the search for a permanent superintendent.”

He will replace the current acting superintendent, Shawn Benge who will return to his duties as deputy regional director in Atlanta.

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In a statement, Krumenaker said, “I think my strong background in natural and cultural resources and recent work on climate change and sustainability will be a good fit for these parks as they go through a management transition.”

Krumenaker is currently the superintendent of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin.

 

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