Marjory Stoneman Douglas

(1890 – 1998)



Marjory Douglas was an American journalist, writer, feminist, and environmentalist known for her staunch defense of the Everglades against efforts to drain it and reclaim land for development. The "Lady of the Everglades" was not only a pioneer advocate of a unique ecosystem, but also keenly involved in issues of race relations, women's rights and urban development.

Douglas lived until age 108, working until nearly the end of her life for Everglades restoration.