Living Waters

Living Waters: Aquatic Preserves of Florida

Living Waters

“Florida’s aquatic preserves hold unparalleled natural beauty and diversity.”

— Jeb Bush, 43rd Governor of Florida

When you think of water parks, you may not associate them with the words “aquatic preserves.” This hour-long documentary explores 12 of Florida’s aquatic preserves scattered throughout the state and discover their role in protecting Florida’s natural beauty. From interviews with local oystermen to conversations with conservationists, this documentary showcases the importance of Florida’s many rivers, streams and springs.

Director, Cinematographer & Editor: Elam Stoltzfus

Musician: Sammy Tedder

Narrator: Peter Thomas

Host & Photographer: Clyde Butcher

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