Heather Dewar (June, 2012) is a native Miamian. For more than 20 years she covered the environment beat for newspapers, including The Miami Herald and The Baltimore Sun. Today she is a  freelance writer whose work appears in magazines, and a part-time writer-editor for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. She currently lives in Baltimore, where she is workingon her first book which explores the history of South Florida’s wild places and the people who have inhabited them. Its working title is “Home Waters.”She is interested in writing about human beings as creatures embedded in the natural world, and wants to understand how we form our relationship with nature. She has a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Harvard College, a master’s degree in science writing from Johns Hopkins University.