Coastal Dune Lakes Film Premiere and Book Signing in Seaside Apr 18

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  1. Teresa

    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    South Walton, FL
    Come out to the Coastal Dune Lakes: Jewels of Florida's Emerald Coast film screening on Saturday, April 18 at the Seaside Amphitheater at 7:30pm.

    The Coastal Dune Lakes book signing will be from 5:30-7:30 at Sundog Books.
    The film screening will be at 7:30-8:30 at the Seaside Amphitheater.

    The event is FREE and open to the public.

    Journey with film-maker Elam Stoltzfus as he shows you why these lakes are unique and what can be done to protect them.

    In order to get a wider understanding of the lakes in Florida, Elam traveled to New South Wales, Australia, to do a comparison study with the coastal dune lakes found there. This will be an important part of the story as two geologists in Australia and the United States compare and contrast the lakes and how they were formed.

    The dune lakes are home to a diverse of species—many of them endangered such as the Choctawhatchee beach mouse, loggerhead sea turtle, and snowy plover. In addition, these lakes are important to the region’s economy as many visitors come to the area to experience the dune lakes’ natural beauty.

    There are many threats to the coastal dune lakes, but the most significant one is human activity. Part of the film discusses impacts to the lakes—and what local organizations are doing to preserve the lakes and surrounding natural communities.


    Alligator Lake at Grayton Beach State Park.

    Award winning filmaker Elam Stoltzfus' directed works include six feature-length nature documentaries on the state of Florida, four of which were shown nationwide on Public Television. The Coastal Dune Lakes documentary will premiere on public television nationwide starting Earth Day weekend 2015, and throughout the summer.

    Coastal Dune Lakes premiere film screenings coming up locally include:

    -- Watersound Origins on Thursday, April 2, 7:30 p.m.
    -- Seaside Amphitheater on Saturday, April 18th, 7:30p.m.
    -- Gulf Place Amphitheater on Earth Day, April 22, 8:00 p.m.

    Follow Coastal Dune Lakes on facebook for video, photography and updates on the documentary.

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