Friends of the Everglades was founded in 1969 by renowned journalist, author of The River of Grass, and environmental activist Marjory Stoneman Douglas.
The mission of Friends of the Everglades is to preserve, protect, and restore the only Everglades in the world.
Our goals: Compel government agencies to comply with existing environmental laws, and resist any efforts to weaken such laws. Encourage politicians to recognize the long consequences of their actions. Spread awareness of the importance of the Everglades to the South Florida ecosystem.