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Sept.18: Marjorie Harris Carr

Written by  Vince Lamb

A program on

Marjorie Harris Carr
Defender of Florida's Environment

Presented by the author, Peggy Macdonald

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014
Front Street Civic Center
2205 Front Street, downtown Melbourne FL


HOSTED BY Preserve Brevard and Friends of the Carr Refuge

Marjorie Harris Carr: Defender of Florida's Environment (2014) is now available from the University Press of Florida. Marjorie Harris Carr is the first full-length biography of the self-described “housewife from Micanopy,” who in reality struggled to balance career and family with her husband, Archie Carr, a pioneering conservation biologist. For 35 years, Carr tirelessly led a coalition of citizen activists in the continuing battle to protect and restore the Ocklawaha River. To this day, this little-known river in the heart of central Florida remains blocked by the remnants of the Cross Florida Barge Canal, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project that Carr and her fellow Florida Defenders of the Environment (FDE) activists stopped before its construction was completed.  Marjorie Harris Carr is an intimate look at this remarkable woman who dedicated her life to conserving Florida’s wildlife and wild places.

Thanks to Vince Lamb, Preserve Brevard. Compiled by Team SCPA.


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