Up until 1900, all of South Florida was one gigantic swamp.
To make way for agriculture and urban development, the city
drained the swamp and diverted the natural water flow. Today the
Everglades is a skeleton of what it once was and Florida is launching
one of the largest swamp restoration projects in the world to try to
recover this invaluable resource. Our on-line photo exhibit accompanies
our study guide and asks students to consider past and present threats to
Photographs by Grant Bemis