Sam Carr lives on the St. Johns River in San Mateo, FL. He is a retired District Manager for Ford Motor Company and now spends his time enjoying and promoting the St. Johns River. He was recently recognized by the St. Johns Riverkeeper as the St. Johns River Advocate of the Year. He enjoys fishing from his kayak and doing outdoors stuff with his grandchildren with the support of his wife of 37 years Lorraine. His passion for the river led him to chair a Putnam County committee to establish the Bartram Trail in Putnam County which became a National Recreation Trail. He served two terms as a governor’s appointment to the Florida Greenways & Trails Council.
Sam is the President of the Bartram Trail Conference and the Bartram Trail Society of Florida. He is pursuing the establishment of the Bartram Trail National Heritage Corridor covering all 2,500 miles of Bartram’s TRAVELS over southeastern US. Sam’s experiences with establishing trails and collaborations with groups has led him to working with agencies such as the Department of Environmental Protection, the Florida Park Service, the Florida Humanities Council and the Department of the Interior.