Peggy Macdonald, writer and adjunct professor of history at Stetson University (University Press of Florida, 2014), has just published Marjorie Harris Carter: Defender of Florida's Environment, an enthralling account of one woman’s
tireless efforts to save the Ocklawaha River Valley by stopping the
construction of the Cross Florida Barge Canal. Marjorie Harris Carr, scientist,
housewife, and environmental activist, took her grassroots campaign all the way
to federal court to prevent the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers from causing an
environmental disaster that would have destroyed one of Florida’s most unique
ecosystem; polluted the Floridan Aquifer (the state’s main source of drinking water), and
contaminated the surface water of North Central Florida. Carr’s unprecedented
four-decade campaign stands today as a model for all future environmental
movements. MacDonald has written a wonderful biography of a woman who
deserves to be honored and remembered as a true environmentalist as Rachel
Carson and Aldo Leopold.
This book is a must for anyone passionate about conserving our environment.
For more information: www.peggymacdonald.com
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