Self described as a "Micanopy housewife," Marjorie Harris Carr seemed an unlikely candidate to develop and lead a successful grassroots campaign to save the Ocklawaha River and the wilderness surrounding it against the Army Corps of Engineers' federally mandated Cross-Florida Barge Canal. In spearheading the "Fight to Save the Ocklawaha," Carr revealed an innate sense of how to present environmental science to the public, the media, and legislators in a way that swayed opinion.
Davis, Frederick R.
"Get the facts - and then act": How Marjorie H. Carr and Florida Defenders of the Enviornment Fought to Save the Ocklawaha River,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 83:
1, Article 6.
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