Conserving America: The Wetlands
Wetlands are perhaps the most important ecosystems on Earth. Yet, due to development, over 50% of U.S. wetlands have been destroyed, disappearing at the rate of 300,000 acres each year. This episode of the Conserving America series explores our swamps and marshes via the stories of people working to protect the land they love. Among these are Alligator Annie, who takes us on her boat along the Louisiana coastal marsh which is the spawning ground for half the nation’s seafood, and Marjory Stoneman Douglas, 100+ year old author of the bestseller “River of Grass,” who has championed her beloved Florida Everglades for over 50 years. A WQED Production in association with the National Wildlife Federation.