Florida wildlife and nature is a bountiful subject for photographers, filmmakers, environmentalists and artists, alike. Elam Stoltzfus is an environmental filmmaker with a focus on the nature of Florida. He’s filmed more than 10 documentaries, and he has been recognized by environmentalist groups like the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition.
Elam, and his co-producer and son Nic, join us in the studio to discuss his latest film, "Southwest Florida’s Mangrove Coast,” which tells the story of the Rookery Bay Research Reserve’s now 40 year effort to protect the fragile ecosystem between Marco Island and Naples. It will air on WGCU-TV on Earth Day, that’s coming up on April 22nd.