General Program, Jacksonville: Lady of the Glades
Apr 12, 2010
Forty Years of Sierra Club in Jacksonville celebrates Earth Day and the Everglades. We will show Lady of the Glades, a documentary about Marjory Stoneman Douglas, who recognized the value of the Glades and spent her entire life educating and fighting for its ecological importance. We will also hear how the restoration is continuing today from Elizabeth Carwell and Rebecca Burns.
Lady of the Glades is the intimate biography of an influential and controversial woman, Marjory Stoneman Douglas. She was born in 1890 in Minnesota and was brought up in Massachusetts. Eventually, she moved to Miami to work for her father, who was the publisher of the Miami Herald. It was in Miami that she undertook the enormous struggle that marked her spot in the Florida Women's Hall of Fame. Douglas' passionate fight to save the Everglades began when she saw the waterways filled in for housing developments. She wrote the landmark book "The Everglades: River of Grass" to increase awareness of the destruction of the Everglades. The book was the first to recognize the vitality and value of this aquatic Florida environment. This documentary uses interviews, archival photographs, and film footage, combined with more current images of the Everglades, to tell the life story of this remarkable woman who crusaded until she was over 100 years old. It also serves as a blueprint for bringing the Everglades back to life. (http://librarymedia.org/aging/Titles/ladyofglades.htm)
Remember to bring your own cup for refreshments so WE don't add our own waste in the landfill.
Northeast Florida Group
Janet Larson (904) 247-1876
Meeting as usual, at the Lakewood Presbyterian Church ~ 2001 University Blvd. W.
.... just east of San Jose Blvd., west of I-95 & US-1