Group Title: Two Women: Interview with Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Marjorie Harris Carr. Videotaped in Islamorada, Published 1985.
Title: Speech by Marjorie Carr about responsible industry and protecting the Keys
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Title: Speech by Marjorie Carr about responsible industry and protecting the Keys
Series Title: Two Women: Interview with Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Marjorie Harris Carr. Videotaped in Islamorada, Published 1985.
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Creator: Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Marjorie Harris Carr
Publication Date: 1985
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- South Florida
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Segment: Speech by Marjorie Carr about responsible industry and protecting the Keys

Source: Interview with Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Marjorie Harris Carr. Videotaped in Islamorada,
Published 1985.

Length of Segment: 00:08:06

Transcript and audio recording are copyright 1983-2009 Florida International University.


Delate: Thank you Carston and thank you Alice. Next we are going to hear from Marjorie Carr. Marjorie
is better know in the central parts of Florida and the Northern parts of Florida, but we're just delighted
that she could come down to be with us today in the Keys. Marjorie is the president of The Florida
Defenders of the Environment. She is also Vice-President of the Florida league of Conservation voters.
She lives in Gainesville, Florida.

Carr: Thank you. It is a great pleasure to be here. Actually, I grew up in South Florida and Southwest
Florida, but I spent my honeymoon in the Florida Keys, and that was a good many years ago. But I think
that I am typical of a lot of Floridians who do not live in the Keys; that we love it even though we don't
get down here often. We are concerned about it, we admire it, and we want to help. The group that I
am president of: Florida Defenders of the Environment is a little different from the conservation groups
here in Florida. We try to fit in and make our contribution to the overall effort in a little different way.
Most of our members are specialists of one sort or another. Biologists, lawyers, economists... And we
have recently, a year ago, raised the money to open an office in Tallahassee, where we have a very fine
staff, and John Hankinson, our executive director, is here with me today, and our research director,
David Carr; some relation. Our group tries, as to this job, and which I want to tell you all about, because
I want to help you, the Sierra Club, we work closely with the Sierra Club, and Audubon. We are there in
Tallahassee to monitor what's going on, and then when a problem arises, we analyze, we scope out that
problem. We analyze it and see how we can, and where we can, involve our volunteer specialists in
getting the facts that will be helpful in reaching a solution. We offer these facts to anyone. We have
been cooperating with because we think that it is very important to have close interaction with
government and with responsible industry. We are finding that responsible industry here in Florida
realizes that the economy, a healthy economy, is absolutely dependent upon a healthy environment.
We are finding that this is so, and I think here in the Keys, you will find an exquisite example, that the
good health, the economic health, of this area will depend upon the proper development, the

sustainable development, of these exquisite and unique islands. It's going to be quite a job, but if it's
messed up, the economic values will be greatly diminished also. But those of us, we talk about the
economic basis and that's very important. That's terribly important. Tied into that is why people like to
live here, like to visit here, and there you get into the emotion of pleasure, of admiration. The Keys have
been in the past an exquisite place to visit, and exquisite place to live and it certainly should be so
developed that it will be a pleasure to visit here and live here fifty and a hundred years from now, and
that is the problem. And it is... I am very hopeful for this reason: first to see the great citizen
involvement that has been evidenced in the few days that I've been down here, and second that John
DeGrove is really taking a hand, because we do have the laws in place, and I think that it is only logical
that your elected officials here will see that it is in their best interests, the best interests of the Keys, to
cooperate, and of course this will be an obligation on the part of citizens too, to open a dialogue, to
have cooperation here, to sit here. We have a pressing problem. We must get together. We must solve
it, and do it in a hurry. You don't have much time left. It is well worth it. And I urge you all to bring
together the coalition of government, your industries, your corporations, that are interested in the
development of these islands, and the citizenry, you know, you have a common job here. Get together,
and get on with it. Because you can do it, you can do it. The time is right. I think we've passed the,
passed the moment, passed the watershed. I think as we've seen, from what we've heard, laid out by
John DeGrove this morning, that we've got a blueprint now where to go. And our group will be
monitoring this, willing to help in any way we can. We are particularly interested in this very unique
hardwood hammock that you have down here. I know, as a student, I've been down here, my husband
has been down in this area, and we will help in whatever we can, in whatever way we can, with Florida
Defenders of the Environment and the Environmental Service Center in Tallahassee. It's a pleasure to be

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