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Free film "Battleground Everglades, Invasive Species" to play at the Deering Estate

MIAMI ( January 24, 2019 )

As part of the Speaking Sustainably Film Series, South Florida PBS (WPBT2 - WXEL) and the Deering Estate invite you to a complimentary reception and screening of "Battleground Everglades, Invasive Species" on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Deering Estate Visitor Center Theatre. Reception begins at 7 p.m. with light snacks and beverages. The screening will begin at 7:30 p.m. Following the screening, guests can participate in a Q&A with with Host, Charles J. Kropke and producers. The program is free and open to the public. RSVP on

Episode description:
It has been said that "If we can save the Everglades, maybe we can save the planet."

One can make the argument that there is no issue more important to South Florida, indeed to the nation and beyond, than our great natural resource, The Everglades.

But, it is at risk. And, there is a long history of strong and differing views on how to save it. Environmentalists, businesses, wildlife experts, state and federal governments, and the people who live in this “sea of grass” have various and often differing approaches to the actions necessary.

South Florida PBS has taken the media lead to meet the challenge of saving the Everglades. Its 2015 documentary "The Unseen Everglades" was called by former Undersecretary of the Interior Nathaniel Reed "the single most important documentary ever made…on Everglades restoration; a priceless educational film." And now, the same Emmy Award-winning production team has produced a series of six special programs, Battleground Everglades, which explores the maze of proposed solutions to the problems of the Everglades and zeroes in on its numerous facets which play a role in our lives.

Renowned Everglades expert Charles Kropke is author and host of the series. Kropke has spent more than 30 years researching the Everglades and knows its origins, its people, and its importance in a world of climate change.

About South Florida PBS
South Florida PBS, Florida’s largest public media company, connects organizations and institutions across our region and preserves South Florida's history. Leading the way in this global society, South Florida PBS serves diverse communities from Key West to the Sebastian Inlet and from the Atlantic Ocean west to Lake Okeechobee. South Florida PBS is committed to creating and presenting unique arts and education and cultural heritage programming. It also serves as a model for telling unique local stories across a wide variety of media platforms.

About the Deering Estate
The Deering Estate preserves the 1920s era Miami estate of Charles Deering, Chicago industrialist, early preservationist, environmentalist, art collector, philanthropist and first chairman of the International Harvester Company. The Deering Estate is a 21st Century house museum, cultural and ecological field station, and a national landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places, owned by the State of Florida and managed by Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department. From canoe tours to bird walks, and guided museum and natural areas tours, the Deering Estate has diverse activities for the whole family to enjoy! The Deering Estate is located at 16701 SW 72nd Ave. in Miami.