Senator Beth Johnson

244389
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
Senator Beth Johnson comments on a land acquisition amendment to the Florida Constitution designed to dedicate land for recreation and water conservation purposes. She emphasizes the need for foresight in environmental issues, especially where it concerns water conservation. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
Video Details
1960s / 1:02; B&W; sound AA486, V-234 S. 828
in environmental issues...

Vice President Walter Mondale

253597
Date
1983
Collection
Video
Description
This is video of Walter Mondale campaigning for the presidency at Lake Jackson, north of Tallahassee. It shows Mondale talking to a fisherman and then talking with Marjory Stoneman Douglas about environmental issues. Mondale addresses the pollution problem in Lake Jackson and argues that his legislation helped turn things around. He accuses the present administration of being "the most reckless, insensitive and uncaring group dealing with the environment we've ever had." Marjory Stoneman Douglas talks about environmental problems in Florida. Videotaped by Bradley White.
Video Details
18:41; color; sound; V-153 P93-013
true

Alligator!

232440
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
Describes the alligator as a keystone species. Introduces the symbol of the Flood Control District, a cartoon alligator called Freddy. Brings in the job of the Flood Control District. Says that alligators help the Flood Control District by digging holes that become storage ponds. A natural history film showing most of the Everglades residents while promoting the Flood Control District.
Video Details
14:20; color; sound; CA043
(Fla.) -- Environmental

Phosphorus: Florida's Vital Key to a Better Future for Man

232452
Date
1972
Collection
Video
Description
This film explains the uses of phosphorus, how it is mined, and how it is processed. The producer's daughter-in-law and grandchildren are seen in one shot at the dinner table and picnicking. The producer, Hack Swain, is the mustached gentleman seen wearing a hard hat. Land reclamation is shown as well. Produced by Hack Swain; sponsored by the Florida Phosphate Council.
Video Details
10:20; color; sound; V-64 BA049; S. 828
Phosphate industry--Environmental

Apalachicola River / Water Marks

232420
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
This film has beautiful footage of the river and the surrounding land. It shows a clean, undeveloped river. The film introduces Aunt Bell, the beekeeper who lives on the water's edge. There is excellent footage of the honey industry, fishing, and river wildlife. There are views of Apalachicola and the great seafood industry. Viewers see a black family pig farming and fishing upriver. The film addresses the issue of damming the river. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
29:15; color; sound; BA064, S. 828
Environmental conditions

Florida’s Wildlife Heritage

296303
Date
1983
Collection
Video
Description
This film examines the negative impact humans have had on Florida’s environment. The soundtrack begins with gentle flute music as scenes of swamp grasses, flowers and birds at dawn grace the screen. The music soon switches to up-tempo pop as the footage shows surfers, sailboats and sunbathers on the beach. The narrator emphasizes the importance of balancing the environmental needs of humans with the needs of endangered wildlife species through land conservation and wildlife management programs. A female loggerhead turtle lays eggs on the beach and baby turtles hatch and crawl toward the sea. The film shows a variety of birds, including limpkins, anhingas, hawks, ducks and a red cockaded woodpecker. A gopher turtle eats and burrows in scrubland pine forests, which the narrator describes as “part of an important ecosystem.” Through burrowing, the highly adaptable turtle provides habitats for the endangered indigo snake. Footage shows a manatee and her babies swimming as the narrator explains that they are vulnerable to speeding motorboats. The narrator discusses environmental success stories, such as the passing of laws that protect alligators and the decreased use of pesticides, which improved the health and viability of Brown Pelican eggs. According to the narrator, the best way to protect our “wildlife heritage” is to work together to set aside parcels of land for wildlife and create wildlife parks and wildlife sanctuaries. The film ends with shots of Apalachicola National Forest and Edward Ball Wildlife Foundation signs and additional scenes of animals, flowers, rivers and beaches. This film was produced by the Ed Ball Wildlife Foundation.
Video Details
16:25; color; sound; V-258; DA146
true

Paradise Park

273952
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:30; B&W; silent
Description
Paradise Park was a segregated African-American resort located about a mile down the Silver River from the popular Silver Springs attraction near Ocala, Florida. The park was developed by Carl Ray and W.M. “Shorty” Davidson, co-owners of Silver Springs for nearly four decades. Paradise Park opened May 20, 1949 and remained open until 1969. African-American families, tour buses and church groups came from all over Florida and the United States to visit the attraction. Amenities included a pavilion with a dance floor and jukebox, a swimming area with a sandy beach, tropical landscaping and space for softball and other games. Like its counterpart Silver Springs, Paradise Park featured glass-bottom boat tours that introduced visitors to the beauty of the Silver River. Easter egg hunts, baptisms and picnics were common, and at Christmas, Santa Claus would cruise down the river on a glass-bottom boat to pass out candy, nuts and fruit for young visitors. Herpetologist Ross Allen even set up a reptile exhibit at the park, similar to the one located upriver at Silver Springs. Renowned underwater photographer Bruce Mozert filmed this promotional movie for Paradise Park, probably in the early 1950s. It opens with a shot of a sign directing motorists to the attraction, likely located at the intersection of Paradise Road (now NE 24th St.) and State Road 40. Scenes from the parking lot and picnic area come next, followed by footage from one of the park’s annual Labor Day beauty contests. These competitions were sponsored by the American Legion and featured contestants from across the state. Toward the end of the contest footage, a Legion official presents the winners with their awards. The film then moves on to the glass bottom boats, including footage of the passengers’ view into the clear waters of the Silver River. A young man and woman identified as Thomas and Lottie Donaldson swim to the sandy bottom with a sign that reads “Don’t Miss Paradise Park.” Bathers dive into the swimming area from a platform. The final scenes are from Ross Allen’s reptile exhibit, where an assistant is shown feeding and herding alligators. Two assistants are then seen in a snake exhibit, one handing a snake to someone in the crowd. The State Archives partnered with Department of Environmental Protection, the owners of the film, to preserve the original 16 mm film and digitize it. Archivists sought outside assistance and worked closely with the film restoration specialists at MediaPreserve, an Audio-Visual Laboratory in Pennsylvania to restore most of the film stock and create a digital reproduction of its contents.
of Environmental Protection, the owners

Summer Environmental Program

267758
Collection
Video
Video Details
04:36; color; sound; s. 1851; V-253
Description
The film shows students in two different educational camps hosted by the Florida Division of Forestry: Backwater River State Camp, and the Withlacoochee State Forest Camp. Scenes include students learning forest orientation, how to find food in Florida forests and singing around a campfire. Produced by the Florida Division of Agriculture and Florida Division of Forestry.
Type
Image
Summer Environmental

GARBAGE AND REFUSE HANDLING

253142
Date
14-Jul-78
Collection
Video
Video Details
15:05; color; silent; V-75 CA192; S. 828
Description
This film shows a bulldozer pushing garbage in a landfill and garbage trucks. There are aerials of the new Capitol and the old Capitol prior to restoration. There is a posed scene of a man dumping barrels of toxic waste near a dirt road. Viewers see residential garbage pickup, a Reynolds Aluminum recycling station in a tractor-trailer truck and recycling bins in a shopping center parking lot. Produced by R.C. Rackham; sponsored by Florida Department of Environmental Regulation.
of Environmental Regulation.

CARL BUCHHEISTER AT WAKULLA SPRINGS

252920
Date
1970
Collection
Video
Video Details
38:37; b&w; sound; V-198 EA029; S. 1239
Description
Carl Buchheister, former president of the National Audubon Society, advocates the preservation of Florida's wildlife and natural splendor in an interview at Wakulla Springs Wildlife Refuge. Mr. Buchheister discusses alligators, water conservation, wildlife reserves, citizen involvement in conservation programs, environmental protection legislation, controls on pollution, avoiding thermal pollution from atomic reactors, oil spills, damage caused to lakes from dredging, preservation of the Everglades, the Cross Florida Barge Canal "boondoggle" and the protection of endangered species.
in conservation programs, environmental

LAKE JACKSON - STORM WATER

253291
Date
1982
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:01; color; silent and sound; V-202 BA314; S.1239
Description
Tallahassee government representatives and environmental specialists discuss Lake Jackson and Leon County storm water management concerns. They explain the life cycle of lakes, nutrient loading, the McGinnis Arm holding pond, Lake Munson, Lake Lafayette and how storm water becomes a non-source specific pollutant. Produced by WFSU-TV.
representatives and environmental

MOVING AHEAD

253337
Date
11-May-78
Collection
Video
Video Details
18:22; color; optical; V-207 CA281
Description
This film briefly summarizes the changes to the Florida Department of Transportation following the Florida constitutional reorganization. It offers a detailed study of how the department accesses transportation needs, plans and designs new roadways, conducts environmental and civic impact studies, and constructs transportation corridors. The film touches on the distribution of tax revenue for transportation and rapid transit developments in the state. Produced by the Florida Department of Transportation and Barton Film Company.
roadways, conducts environmental

MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS

252998
Date
1980s
Collection
Video
Video Details
19:10; color; sound; V-153 P93-013
Description
This video begins with Gov. Bob Martinez and reporters. It quickly moves on to a Cabinet meeting where James Eaton and Michael Rockland from Florida A&M University's Center For Black Culture are honored. Next, Marjory Stoneman Douglas is honored. Ms. Douglas talks about her commitment to Florida's environment, specifically about the cleanup of Lake Okeechobee. Videotaped by Bradley White.
Environmentalism

NAPLES-GUARDIAN OF THE EVERGLADES

253345
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:08; color; sound; V-62 CA145; S. 828
Description
The introduction of this film shows good wildlife scenes in the Everglades and a Seminole poling a canoe. It shows Naples as an environmentally conscious town. Viewers see an attraction called Jungle Larry's African Safari and the Caribbean Gardens. The film also shows the Rookery Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. The script says that developers are preserving the natural environment. The Outboard Marine Corp. also works to protect the area. The film shows fishing, boating, schools and churches.
as an environmentally conscious town. Viewers

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