Northland Arboretum to present 'Last of the Sawgrass Cowboys'

"Gladesmen: The Last of the Sawgrass Cowboys" will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd.

This is an award-winning, feature-length documentary about the federal government's ban on Florida's iconic airboats in much of the Everglades. Image from https://gladesmenfilm.wordpress.com

This is an award-winning, feature-length documentary about the federal government's ban on Florida's iconic airboats in much of the Everglades. Image from https://gladesmenfilm.wordpress.com

This is an award-winning, feature-length documentary about the federal government's ban on Florida's iconic airboats in much of the Everglades. The measure is part of the world's largest effort to repair a damaged ecosystem, a vast river of grass that has been ravaged by more than a century of development, pollution and other environmental degradation. The outcome will determine the future of the region's water supply and its ability to withstand rising sea levels. It may also lead to the demise of the Gladesmen.

This program is sponsored by the Brainerd Lakes Area Audubon Society and is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Lorrene Maroney at lgstoby@hotmail.com.

Source, image, credits & more information: Brainerd Dispatch | Pineandlakes Echo Journal