MSD was a pioneer environmentalist who tried to save the Everglades and wrote the famous book "The Everglades: River of Grass".
Marjory Stoneman Douglas saw many changes during her 108 years (1890-1998), especially the growth of southern Florida and the draining of the Everglades. She wrote her famous book about the "River of Grass" in 1947 when the Everglades National Park was opened. Later she lobbied for glades restoration and founded the Friends of the Everglades.
This little biography tells her story plus gives some historical background about Florida and the glades.