Make sure to visit estuarystory.org to view the film's website and get additional info on the topics discussed in "An Estuary's Story".
"An Estuary’s Story" is a documentary film about the complex situation surrounding the St. Lucie River Estuary. Discharges of freshwater, toxic algae, and excess nutrients from Lake Okeechobee into the St. Lucie have resulted in a drastic decline in the health of the estuary and the organisms that inhabit it. The film describes the history of the situation and the reasons behind why these destructive discharges are occurring today.
The film’s two main goals are education and motivation. The more the public is educated about the topic, the more they will be motivated to promote and create positive change to restore the natural flow and natural health of not only the St. Lucie River Estuary, but the entire water flow system of south Florida, as well as marine and estuarine ecosystems across the globe that are also in crisis.
"An Estuary’s Story" was recently accepted into Beneath the Waves Film Festival, where it will premier in Jacksonville, FL at the 43rd Annual Benthic Ecology Meeting, and in various other locations throughout the year!