Florida Everglades - Marjory Stoneman Douglas
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|Marjory Stoneman Douglas
April 7, 1890 - May 14, 1998
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Marjory Stoneman Douglas was born April 7, 1890 in Minneapolis,
Minnesota. Graduating in 1912 from Wellesley College with her
major in English composition she moved to Miami to work with
her father, Frank Stoneman who was editor of the Miami Herald.
Her literary career encompasses numerous works and Ms. Douglas
is credited with writing over 40 short stories published by the
Saturday Evening Post. A true naturalist, she wrote article after
article to try to discourage the ever growing commercial development
in South Florida.
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It was in 1947 Marjory Stoneman Douglas published one of the
best known conservation books to date:
Everglades: River of Grass" to
educate people and increase public awareness about the Everglades.
Through her tremendous efforts and leadership she was successful
in her campaign sponsoring establishment the Everglades National
Park and in 1969 she helped found the conservation organization,
Friends of the Everglades.
Not surprisingly, both Dave and Jason of TigerHomes knew
Marjory personally and they share her same drive and inspiration
for wildlife and global conservation. We can all thank Marjory
Stoneman Douglas who was staunch advocate of the Everglades crusading
throughout her life to bring awareness to the public of the need
to protect this fragile environment. Marjory Stoneman Douglas
made her home in South Florida right here in Coconut Grove where
she lived to reach an amazing 108 years of age. Her legacy lives
on as a true testimony to her great efforts and contributions
to the land she loved and spent her life defending. Her works
are as valued today by conservationists as the day they were
first published. She was a remarkable women and we can credit
her with the greatest of our admiration for her wisdom and desire
to educate us about the delicate balance of a life best left
to its own.
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