majory-stoneman-douglas

Marjory Stoneman Douglas, 1890-1998

Marjory Stoneman Douglas, 1890-1998

Marjory Stoneman Douglas, 1890-1998
Marjory Stoneman Douglas was a journalist who took on the fight for feminism, racial justice, and conservation long before these causes became popular. She was a leader in saving the Florida Everglades and her 1947 book, The Everglades: River of Grass, has become the definitive description of this national treasure she fought so hard to protect. “Since 1972, I’ve been going around making speeches on the Everglades. No matter how poor my eyes are, I can still talk. I’ll talk about the Everglades at the drop of a hat. Whoever wants me to talk, I’ll come over and tell them about the necessity of preserving the Everglades. Sometimes, I tell them more than they want to know.” In 1969, at the age of 79, to fight a proposal to build a jetport in the Everglades National Park, Douglas founded Friends of the Everglades, a conservation group dedicated to preserving the Everglades and its interconnected ecosystems.

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  1. Marjory Stoneman Douglas, 1890-1998
    Marjory Stoneman Douglas was a journalist who took on the fight for feminism, racial justice, and conservation long before these causes became popular. She was a leader in saving the Florida Everglades and her 1947 book, The Everglades: River of Grass, has become the definitive description of this national treasure she fought so hard to protect. “Since 1972, I’ve been going around making speeches on the Everglades. No matter how poor my eyes are, I can still talk. I’ll talk about the Everglades at the drop of a hat. Whoever wants me to talk, I’ll come over and tell them about the necessity of preserving the Everglades. Sometimes, I tell them more than they want to know.” In 1969, at the age of 79, to fight a proposal to build a jetport in the Everglades National Park, Douglas founded Friends of the Everglades, a conservation group dedicated to preserving the Everglades and its interconnected ecosystems.

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