Everglades: America’s Wetland

Presented By Mac Stone

Throughout its history we have witnessed the tectonic shifts of public opinion toward the Everglades. After a century of abuse and neglect, what was once deemed a swampy wasteland is now a World Heritage Site. To most Americans, the Everglades is an abstraction yet it is the cultural and ecological backbone of South Florida. To ensure its restoration and to secure the drinking water of more than 7 million Floridians we must rewrite the narrative for the Everglades. The fate of this acclaimed wetland depends on evoking a sense of pride and ownership within the people who call it home. This program will reconnect the public with their natural heritage through imagery and stories of the people who are trying to save the River of Grass.

Mac Stone grew up in the Sunshine State exploring the swamps, prairies, and springs of North Central Florida. An award-winning conservation photographer and naturalist, he specializes in documenting America’s swamps and wetlands and exploring the complex relationships between mankind and the natural world. His images have appeared in countless domestic and international publications, including National Geographic Traveler, BBC Wildlife Magazine, Nature’s Best Photography, Outdoor Photographer, Audubon Magazine, National Parks magazine and many more. He is the author of the newly released book Everglades: America’s Wetland published by University Press of Florida. To see his work visit: www.macstonephoto.com.

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