The Complicated History of the Fenholloway River

The Complicated History of the Fenholloway River

WFSU’s Kate Payne explores the state’s only industrial river, and the town that depends on it. Local resident Vivian Sheffield recalls growing up on the Fenholloway. Georgia Pacific executives make the argument for building a pipeline they say will clean up the river. Taylor County officials ask, is the survival of the town worth sacrificing a body of water?

A man standing next to a forest
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Rob Diaz de Villegas is a senior producer for television at WFSU Public Media, covering outdoors and ecology. After years of producing the music program OutLoud, Rob found himself in a salt marsh with a camera, and found a new professional calling as well. That project, the National Science Foundation funded "In the Grass, On the Reef," spawned the award-winning WFSU Ecology Blog. Now in its tenth year, the Ecology Blog recently wrapped its most ambitious endeavor, the EcoCitizen Project.

Rob is married with two young sons, who make a pretty fantastic adventure squad.