Marjory Stoneman Douglas shown at her 102nd birthday in 1992, died in Miami on May 14, 1998, at the age of 108. She was the leader in trying to preserve "The River of Grass" in its' natural state for all to enjoy. In 1947, she helped lead the successful push to have nearly 1.6 million acres designated as Everglades National Park. She was considered the authority on the delicate ecosystem, which is home to plants and animals found nowhere else.
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