Segment: Lack of control over Taylor Creek

Source: Interview with Marjory Stoneman Douglas: a tale of two women / produced by Florida International University Learning Resources for FIU/FAU Joint Center. Videotaped at the Douglas House in Coconut Grove, June 15, 1983.

Link to Audio: SPC951_1

Length of Segment: 00:01:15

MSD: (starts 2:00) The problems that the Everglades Park has nowadays that were because of the lack of control over Taylor, whether River or Creek or Slough, whatever it is, I never remember its right name, are still evident.  If they could control it, they could control more of the water supply into the Park, and might be able to control the fact that much of that agricultural land has been a menace to the Park because the runoffs includes pesticides and things that haven’t been so good.  But, the Park problem has to be solved, from, with the outpouring of water from the Lake.  The engineers have to do that.  That’s why the Water Management District and the Park have got together on those seven points, and that’s why we are really anxious that the engineers would agree with the other points.  I don’t see why they don’t.  I must say I’m very impatient with them for not agreeing, I don’t know what they’re, what they have in mind. (ends 3:15)