Marjory Stoneman Douglas, born April 7, 1890 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, graduated from Wellesley with straight A's with the elected honor of "Class Orator." That title proved to be prophetic. 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. After several reprints, the revised edition was published in 1987, to draw attention to the continuing threats -- unresolved -- to "her river."
See For Yourself
Activities and other resources from the Park Service's leading education program at Everglades National Park.
A group of New England high society ladies created the first Audubon Society to stop the slaughter of Everglades wading birds for their breeding plumes.
View some of the unique park buildings in Everglades National Park designed to blend with the rare subtropical paradise.
Learn more about Conservation, Preservation, and Environmental Activism: A Survey of the Historical Literature - a detailed look at the history of natural preservation in the United States.
The online Museum Collections Exhibit celebrates the establishment of Everglades National Park through a series of handsomely illustrated first day covers for the Everglades National Park three cent stamp.
Find a diverse and up-to-date source of information on natural preservation at the South Florida Natural Resources Center (SFNRC) located deep within the Everglades National Park.