Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park

Preservation of Everglades

Marjory Stoneman Douglas, "Mother of the Everglades"

Marjory Stoneman Douglas was a force to be reckoned with. Called the "mother of the Everglades," she was an environmentalist, activist, feminist and independent thinker longer than many of us have been around. She died in 1998 at 108 years old. Her name is synonymous with the Everglades for ...

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Father of the Everglades

Ernest F. Coe was a Connecticut landscaper who settled with his wife in Coconut Grove Florida, in the 1920s. During his trips to the Everglades, he was shocked to learn of orchids and rare birds being destroyed. Coe was insistent that the state save its wildlife and unparalleled tropical ...

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