Growing up camping, boating, and fishing on the coastal waters of Southwest Florida, Alex Henson’s outdoor experiences have motivated her to become an engaged conservation activist who strives to protect our beautiful blue planet, endangered seas, and fragile communities. Alex, a senior in Fort Myers, Florida, is honored to be the 2020-2021 Chairwoman of Keep Florida Beautiful, Inc.’s Youth Council, where she has been inspired to work with other environmentally-minded teens towards positive change for a cleaner Florida. Alex has also founded her own public outreach program (Project L.E.A.D.) that aims to mobilize a network of local youth to work towards innovative environmental solutions. Implementing change is not possible without knowledge, and by utilizing her seat on the Keep Florida Beautiful Youth Council, Alex is motivated to educate others about the importance of recycling, litter prevention and conservation methods to keep Florida Beautiful.