PANAMA CITY, FL-- A Blountstown documentary filmaker is hoping compelling images of Florida's natural beauty will convince voters to support conservation efforts.
Elam Stoltzfus said the population growth in Florida has had an increasingly adverse impact on wildlife and their habitat. He will be showing a film about his 1,000 mile, 100 day trek through Florida's Eastern Wildlife Corridor at the Martin Theatre next Friday.
Stoltzfus and others are trying to gain support for Amendment 1 on November's ballot. The measure would dedicate 33% of net revenues from the existing excise tax on documents to the land acquisition trust fund to acquire and improve conservation easements between designated wildlife refuge and reservation areas.
Stotzfus said,"It had some interesting political ramificationsand connections that we didn't, I mean we were hoping something like that would, but was a resolution put in place by the governor for the wildlife corridor and where that goes next we're not sure we hope eventually that there's actually a designation of wildlife corridors in Florida much as you have the Greenway Trails and things like that so let's see what happens."
The film screening is next Friday, August 8, at 6:00 p.m. at the Martin Theater. Free tickets are available online.