The finale. Unique perspectives on the Everglades including a "Gladesman"; a Miccosukee Indian preserving ancestral traditions and the ecosystem; the leader of Guardians of the Glades; a longtime government advisor and advocate for restoration.
Florida's next generation of environmental stewards trek through a cypress swamp. Updates on environmental issues reveal how Everglades restoration has become a "classroom to the world" on saving complex wetlands.
Sea level rise has been a world-wide threat, with South Florida at the epicenter. The effects on the delicate Everglades ecosystems include an impact on drinking water supplies and the physical coastline itself.
In the premiere, Charles J. Kropke speaks with scientists, environmentalists, and legislators on all sides of the issue of the 2016 toxic algae outbreak in the Everglades, an unprecedented local disaster with international implications.