Protecting Paradise: The Western Everglades Previous Broadcasts

KQED World: Fri, Jan 18, 2019 -- 3:30 PM

In 1947, the same year President Harry S. Truman established Everglades National Park, work began on a complex system of drainage canals that would change south Florida - and the swamp - forever. However, this threat to the cypress-studded marshland on the western edge of the Everglades inspired a groundswell of grassroots conservation efforts and propelled Collier County to the forefront of an environmental battle that would stretch all the way to the Supreme Court. Narrated by Peter Thomas (Nova), this documetary tells this story through historic photographs, vintage footage and interviews with leaders of the early conservation movement and biologists and environmentalists.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Jan 19, 2019 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Jan 19, 2019 -- 7:30 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Jan 18, 2019 -- 6:30 PM
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