Thousands of years ago, the Everglades once made up more than 11 million acres. But due to the effects of time and urbanization, the Everglades now makes up just over 2 million acres. However, we're lucky to even have this!
For you see, it wasn't until Marjory Stoneman Douglas highlighted what was happening in the Everglades, taking a staunch defense against efforts that would have drained and reclaimed the land for development in the Everglades. She is most known for her book, The Everglades: River of Grass, which redefined how people view the Everglades. In this blog, we'll break down who Marjory Douglas was, her efforts to protect the Everglades and how she is remembered today.