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Environmental Center Night: Lost Springs Film Screening

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

Lost Springs follows the inimitable artist Margaret Ross Tolbert as she experiences the magic and beauty of a series of freshwater Florida springs forgotten by the state and left to decay behind a nearly fifty-year-old failure of big government spending. Every three or more years, the water behind the Kirkpatrick Dam in north-central Florida is lowered, exposing an environment that is still raw with both tragedy and hope. This lowering of the water known as a ‘drawdown’ allows more than 20 springs to cough back to life for a short few months before the weight of the water comes back and smothers their flow again.

The film explores themes of loss, wonder and experience in nature as Tolbert joins local and regional experts on a boat trip up the long-fabled Ocklawaha River to witness this newly-revealed, transient landscape and to find the lost springs of the Ocklawaha. The film defends the uniqueness of a free-flowing river and its historical, cultural and recreational importance to the state of Florida. It celebrates the wonder of Florida springs through Tolbert’s original paintings of springs seen only during this short period of time every several years and captivates the viewer with a first-ever filmed cave dive by cave-diving experts Mark Long and Tom Morris.

As more is revealed about the springs, Tolbert is forced to deal with the impacts of industry in her own work, where an emotionally-charged and haunting scene leaves audiences with a visceral connection to this place struggling to recover deep in the floodplain forests of Florida.

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Details

Date:
October 24
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

Florida Springs Institute
Phone:
(386) 454-9369
Email:
info@floridaspringsinstitute.org
Website:
www.floridaspringsinstitute.org

Venue

North Florida Springs Environmental Center
99 NW 1st Ave
High Springs, FL 32643 United States
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Phone:
(386) 454-9369
Website:
www.floridaspringsinstitute.org/springsacademy

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