National Geographic : 1972 Jan
Battling ecologist, Arthur R. Marshall points out on a map three controversial canals pro posed for farmlands near Ever glades park. The canals would destroy a vital wildlife feeding ground, warned conservation ists. As Chairman of the Divi sion of Applied Ecology at the University of Miami's Center for Urban Studies, Mr. Marshall carried the fight to the governor -and won. Work has been suspended. Lower and lower drops the land, as a fire hydrant testifies in Belle Glade by Lake Okee chobee. In places the drained muck, once as thick as 13 feet, has sunk eight feet. Exposed to air, it oxidizes and disappears at the rate of about an inch a year. The vanishing Everglades. This subdivision wipes out wild lands near Fort Lauderdale. Screened swimming pools add to the ever-increasing demands on the water supply.