From River of Grass to Toxic Estuaries: The legacy of Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Today’s Fight For Clean Water
Wednesday, March 4 | 5:00pm
Eve Samples Executive Director of Friends of The Everglades
REPLACING ALEX GILLEN
“From River of Grass to Toxic Estuaries: How the legacy of Marjory Stoneman Douglas can inform today’s fight for clean water.”
Clean water is critical to Florida’s economy, ecosystems and the health of its residents. Yet water policies in Florida have imperiled our most precious natural resource. Join Eve Samples, executive director of Friends of the Everglades, for an overview of the crisis in our waterways — from toxic algae blooms in the Caloosahatchee River to mismanagement of Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades. Eve will provide an update on policy and restoration efforts, and a primer on what residents can do to help protect our waters. Eve is a Miami native and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduate who wrote extensively about Florida’s environment during her 20 years as a journalist. She has worked for The Palm Beach Post, Treasure Coast Newspapers and, most recently, as opinion editor for the USA TODAY Network-Florida, which includes The News-Press in Fort Myers and the Naples Daily News. This program is sponsored by Friends of the Everglades, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded by Marjory Stoneman Douglas in 1969, dedicated to protecting, restoring and preserving the only Everglades in the world.