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Marjorie Harris Carr: Defender of Florida’s Environment

Event Date:

March 6 @ 6:30 pm

Venue:

Port St. Lucie Community Center
2195 SE Airoso Blvd
Port St. Lucie, FL 34984

Organizer:

Sandra Bogan
772-785-5833
bogans@stlucieco.org

Program Description:

Florida’s “Three Marjorie(y)s” used the power of the pen and grassroots activism to celebrate Old Florida and protect Florida’s wildlife and wild places. Through engaging historic postcards and photos and a lively presentation and discussion, author Peggy MacDonald blends Florida, women’s and environmental history to provide audiences with an inspirational message about the power a small group of committed citizens can have to defend Florida’s environment. Carr was raised by naturalist parents in rural southwest Florida when the state had fewer than a million residents. In the 1960s, when I-75 was constructed through her backyard, Carr launched a conservation career that preserved many of north central Florida’s ecological treasures.

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