FLY IN TO HISTORY
This week in Everglades City there will be lots of activities going on for the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Festival. The event pays tribute to one of the grand legends of preservation of the everglades wilderness.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas (1890-1998) was an author, a journalist and environmental activist. Her best-known work, Everglades: River of Grass, was published in 1947. It drew attention to the fact that water is the key to the Everglades and presented the concept that the Everglades was not simply a swamp to be drained for homes and businesses, but a vital part of the ecosystem of South Florida.
The year 2017 also marks the 70th anniversary of the National Park; dedicated by President Harry Truman in 1947 here at X01