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Interview with Marjory Stoneman Douglas.
Videotaped at the Douglas House in Coconut Grove, June 15, 1983.


•Marjory recounts her 1932 trip to the Everglades

•A brief overview of thousands of years of Everglades history
•Marjory speaks about early memories in Florida and natives in the Everglades
•The first Everglades drainage attempt and growing sugar in Florida
•Marjory briefly discusses sheetflow
Marjory talks about where the Everglades begins and its various tributaries and flows
Wet and dry cycles, and cycles/change in general
Major drainage periods and conservation efforts that have failed
•Derivation of South Florida's drinking water
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•Sources of Everglades pollution
•Sugar industry back-pumping into the Everglades
•Improvements with the Water Management District
•Early pioneering efforts to establish the Everglades National Park
•Complete area of South Florida that Ernest Coe wanted to be a National Park

Interview with Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Marjorie Harris Carr.
Videotaped in Islamorada, Published 1985.


•Introduction with a speech by Alice Wainwright read by Carston Rist
•Speech by Marjorie Carr about responsible industry and protecting the Keys
•Speech by Marjory Stoneman Douglas about use of water in South Florida
•Speech by Dr. Shirley Taylor about the future development of the Keys
Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Marjorie Harris Carr discuss why people in Florida are less interested in the environment, media support and why a democracy helps with environmental issues
Basic simplicity of environmental problems
Importance of an educated public, discussion of the "newness" of Florida residents, ideas for spreading information to tourists regarding Florida conservation efforts and the Chamber of Commerce
•Changes of attitude towards the environment in state agencies, Marjory Stoneman Douglas discusses bureaucracy and the importance of the Governor's appointments to office
•Elected officials, James Watt and Reaganism
•Closed minds and apathy amongst the public
•Local government and the Water Management District
•The value that Floridians place on the environment, and how recreation plays a part in public interest
•The differences between new and old residents
Marjory Stoneman Douglas talks about how water supply will eventually control population growth in the Keys
•Threats of exotics in Florida
Marjories give final thoughts about the importance of tenaciousness as well as patience to help save Florida's environment

Interview with Marjory Stoneman Douglas.
Videotaped at the Douglas House in Coconut Grove, June 16, 1983.


•The spirit of Boosterism
•Limited water and difficulties of raising vegetables in Florida
•Reducing population growth by one half
•Inflow of people to South Florida since the 1920's
•Coral Gables work for George Merrick
•Women's suffrage
•Welfare and foreign countries

Interview with Marjory Stoneman Douglas.
Videotaped at the Douglas House in Coconut Grove, June 15, 1983.


•Taylor Creek
•Dirigible over the Everglades
•Love of the Everglades
•Ernest F. Coe
•Army Corps and Water Management
•Importance of Water
•Joe Browder and Jetport Controversy
•Florida Panther's failed tracking methods
•Invasive species
•"Rivers of America"
•Public interest in "River of Grass"
•Natural cycles
•Damage on South Florida wildlife

Lecture by Marjory Stoneman Douglas in Fort Lauderdale, May 6, 1983.


•John DeGrove Introduction
•1971 Water Management Conference
•Overabundance of studies by Corps of Engineers
•Source of water, rain and desertification of the Everglades
•Geological make-up of Kissimmee-Okeechobee-Everglades Basin
•Proving that the Everglades is actually a river and not a swamp
•The youngness of Florida and its swift development
•Uniqueness and fragility of the Everglades
•Governor Bloxham's attempt to clear out peaty muck in Everglades
•Pollution in Conservation Areas from cattle raising
•Pollution caused by growing sugar in Florida
•Damages caused by the Army Corps of Engineers and Big Sugar
•Growing vegetables in the Third World and refugee problem
•"Squatters" in East Florida
•Threats to the Big Cypress: Oil and Jetport
•Fish and Game Commissions' involvement with Florida Panther
•Dangers of Melaleuca, and Closing Statements
•After Lecture Chat between John DeGrove and MSD
•Questions from the audience for MSD

Interview with Marjory Stoneman Douglas.
Videotaped at the Douglas House in Coconut Grove, June 16, 1983.


•Touring the Everglades in a houseboat with National Park VIPs
•Poachers destroy a rookery during a houseboat tour
•Inspiration at Wellesley College
•Dancing and swimming on Miami Beach
•First experiences in Florida and WWI
•Interest in animals
•Teaching at a girls' camp in Maine
•Coconut Grove's early social scene
•Ku Klux Klan in Miami
•Elizabeth Virrick's work in Coconut Grove's black community
•Anti-Slavery/Abolitionists in Marjory Stoneman Douglas' family

Interview with Sharyn Richardson, Secretary of Friends of the Everglades.
Videotaped at the Douglas House in Coconut Grove.


•First interest in environmental protection and inspiration
•Working as Marjory Stoneman Douglas' personal secretary
•Against Florida Panther Telemetry Program
•Threat of the Melaleuca to South Florida
•Role of "Friends of the Everglades"
•Power of One and Quaker Philosophy
•New life in Florida

Interview with Jack Kaufman: journalist, member of the Florida Defenders of the Environment and UF Zoology professor.  Kaufman joined the Florida Defenders of the Environment in 1970 with Marjorie Carr


•Florida Defenders of the Environment
•More environmental awareness than in previous decades
•Working with the FDE
•True Meaning of "Endangered" in relation to the Florida Panther
•Growth in the FDE and the Cross Florida Barge canal
•Protecting the FDE's reputation and providing the best information
•Continuing battle to protect Florida's Environment
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