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Margory Stoneman Douglas author of River of Grass, the most well-known book on the Florida Everglades. Shot for South Florida magazine 1995. The Florida Everglades are a disappearing world. Overpopulation, the sugar and cattle industry, mismanagement of the land, droughts and bush fires are just a few of the problems the Florida Everglades are facing. Here Glen Wilsey driving his airboat. According to Glen the best thing about being a tour guide in the everglades is driving the airboats. Riding an airboat is fun but driving an airboat is an awesome feeling.