The Public Trust


Warren is the founder and chairman of the Public Trust and John serves as the organization's Executive Director and General Counsel. The Public Trust invokes the law to protect the waters, trees, and conservation lands of Northeast Florida. Environmental threats to Northeast Florida’s special places often require immediate action. The Public Trust has a proven track record of rapidly and effectively responding to protect our waters, conservation lands, and trees, using education, community action, targeted advocacy, and litigation if necessary. Our Board of Directors, composed entirely of trial lawyers, and staff are known for our judicious approach to conservation advocacy while being fully aware of economic concerns. The Public Trust seeks creative yet feasible solutions to challenging environmental problems. When confronted with these problems in the public or private sector, we invoke the law to prompt environmental stewardship- which will actually benefit Florida’s economy in the long run. For more information see: