Postcard From The Road




Postcard From The Road

Everglades
 

"There are no other Everglades in the world. They are, they have always been, one of the unique regions of the earth; remote, never wholly known. Nothing anywhere else is like them."
  Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Marjory Stoneman Douglas (1890-1998) was an author and environmentalist. Her book, The Everglades: River of Grass, published in 1947 -- the year Everglades National Park was established -- has become the definitive description of the natural treasure she fought so hard to protect. In 1993, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Clinton. Upon her death in 1998 at the age of 108, President Clinton said: "Long before there was an Earth Day, Mrs. Douglas was a passionate steward of our nation's natural resources, and particularly her Florida Everglades."