Today’s Birthday: MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS (1890), A journalist and conservationist

A journalist and conservationist, Douglas lived to the age of 108. A turning point in her long life came in 1947, when her book, The Everglades: River of Grass was published. It sounded an early warning of the environmental perils facing the Florida Everglades. Everglades National Park was established that same year. Douglas cofounded Friends of the Everglades in 1969 and is widely credited with helping to slow the destruction of the swamp ecosystem. Where were her ashes scattered? More… Discuss


From “The Last Egret: The Everglades is Much More Than a Swamp” (2010, 31 minutes) by The Education Network of the School District of Palm Beach County, Floridahttp://www.palmbeachschools.org/ten/P…

The River of Grass
By Marjory Stoneman Douglas
Hardcover: 447 pages 
Publisher: Pineapple Press; 60 Aniversary edition (September 3, 2007) 
http://www.amazon.com/dp/1561643947
Updated and revised for the 60th Anniversary. New afterword by Michael Grunwald, author of The Swamp (March 27, 2007) –http://www.amazon.com/dp/0743251075/

More about Marjory Stoneman Douglas:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32CZpq..

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2 responses to “Today’s Birthday: MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS (1890), A journalist and conservationist

  1. Pingback: Help Protect the Everglades for the Next 20 Years (maybe they’ll (Phish) even be able to play there again…) | Sunset Daily

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