Marjory’s Circle launched in 2020 to sustain the legacy of our spirited founder, Marjory Stoneman Douglas. The group that emerged hails from all over, possessing different backgrounds and motivations, but is connected by a desire to see the Everglades protected and preserved.

Meet Annie Potts

Name: Annie Potts
Location: Palm City, FL
Member since: December 2021

As a long-time supporter of historic lighthouse restoration in the Bahamas, Annie Potts is no stranger to the tenacious work required of preservation efforts or the impact that individuals can make when they join forces.

Born in New York, Annie has lived in Palm City for more than 30 years. The secluded little peninsula she calls home juts into the south fork of the St. Lucie River and has an “Old Florida” appeal that escapes the busy roadway just a short distance north. Annie led us barefoot on a tour of her land, framed by mangroves, as she described her connection to natural spaces and why the urgent need to protect them makes groups like Marjory’s Circle so important.

“I just feel we’re on this planet to use it, improve it and pass it onto the next generation in better shape, not in worse”, she told us. “We’re humans, we’re gonna make a mark on it, but we have to look at what kind of mark we’re going to make.”

Watch the video below to find out why Annie joined Marjory’s Circle.

Will you stand with Annie? By contributing $100 per month or $1,200 annually, Marjory’s Circle members help sustain Marjory Stoneman Douglas’ legacy and ensure its continued role in preserving the future of our River of Grass and its connected waterways. To join this group of committed donors, visit