Fl - The health of our water discussed at recent meeting

“Be a nuisance where it counts. Do your part to inform and stimulate the public to join your action. Be depressed, discouraged, and disappointed at failure and the disheartening effects of ignorance, greed, corruption and bad politics – but never give up.” -Marjory Stoneman Douglas

As a passionate journalist, author, and environmentalist, Marjory Stoneman Douglas founded Friends of the Everglades in The Friends of Boca Grande met the Friends of the Everglades on Wednesday, March 4 when Executive Director Eve Samples came to discuss how the state of the Everglades impacts the water crises experienced on all sides of the state of Florida.

Archie Hagar, event co-sponsor to the Dumas-Turner Wealth Management Group, introduced Samples to the full auditorium, passionately stating how the future of Boca Grande depends on the education these groups have to offer.  

As Eve took the stage, she explained how she had been hired by Friends of the Everglades one month ago but as a journalist herself for the past 20 years, she spent the past 10 years dedicated to investigating and covering the effects of the water-quality issues experienced on the East and West coasts and how everything is connected. Samples stated that it is an honor to now be working on the front lines of conservation and to be a part of the fight that will save our state.

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