The Marshall Plan
Arthur R. Marshall wrote what is referred to as “the Marshall Plan,” a blueprint for Everglades restoration that is viable today. In the plan, he emphasized the ecosystem’s need for 'sheet flow', the slow movement of surface water in a southerly direction with a minimum of channeling.
Under this system, more water would be retained and shared over a large wetlands area to the south. It is this ideal that the Arthur R. Marshall Foundation strives toward in its restoration efforts.
Arthur R. Marshall and Marjory Stoneman Douglas
Douglas, author of the 1947 book The Everglades: River of Grass, paid tribute to Marshall in some of her writing. In Florida: the Long Frontier, she wrote, “Although my phrase 'River of Grass' first awakened people to the notion of the Everglades as a river, it was Arthur Marshall who filled in all the blanks. More than any other person, he stretched our idea of the Everglades and how we are connected, which created the most powerful arguments for restoring the ecosystem.”