Join Georgia River Network on Tuesday, November 1 from 12 - 1PM for a free, virtual screening of Okefenokee Destiny, a 14-minute PBS EcoSense for Living documentary.
Okefenokee Destiny, presented by Georgia River Network with the generous support of Okefenokee Swamp Park & Adventures and Georgia Canoeing Association, invites viewers to discover how the Okefenokee Swamp, “The Trembling Earth,” is a place unlike any other in the world. It’s the largest intact blackwater wetland in North America and a mecca for research scientists from around the world. It’s also in the heart of an economically depressed region and under pressure from a proposed titanium mine that threatens to harm the swamp and the region’s ecotourism. The film explores which lessons we can learn from past mistakes, like ones made in the Everglades, and how the Okefenokee can be conserved for future generations.
Register today to join Georgia River Network for this short film screening of Okefenokee Destiny. The screening will be followed by a brief Q&A with experts featured in the film.
Panel speakers will include:
Kim Bednarek, Okefenokee Swamp Park & Adventures Executive Director
Rhett Jackson, distinguished hydrology professor at University of Georgia
Michael Lusk, Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge Manager
Rena Ann Peck, Georgia River Network Executive Director
Deborah Reed, local community leader and renowned Geechee storyteller
Rep. Ron Stephens, GA House of Representatives
Rep. Darlene Taylor, GA House of Representatives
Learn more about the fight to protect the Okefenokee at: https://garivers.org/protectokefenokee/.