Dr. Exum has been involved with issues related to conservation in the Wekiva Basin for more than 20 years. This has included leading field trips, giving presentations, and participating on the Friends of the Wekiva River Board of Directors. Along with the current president, John Pottinger, Dr. Exum was interviewed by Beth Perril about various issues in the basin and the role of the Friends in environmental advocacy, biological research and education. This interview played on several local radio stations in August 2015. In the interview, Dr. Exum and Mr. Pottinger discuss water quality and quantity, human/bear conflicts, the Wekiva Parkway and other issues related to conservation of natural resources in Central Florida.