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Voices of Florida Women

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

environmental activist
Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Marjory Stoneman Douglas (1890–1998) moved to Miami in 1915 and went to work for her father, editor at the paper that became the Miami Herald. Her book, Everglades: River of Grass, was published in 1947, and brought much attention to the need to conserve the Everglades. She later founded Friends of the Everglades, which continues to work to restore and protect this unique ecosystem.