The Ocklawha River Odyssey

2020 FAPA Award Winner – Silver: Adult Non-fiction

Photojournalists Bob and Liz Randall spent two years exploring Florida’s ancient and enchanting Ocklawaha River. Their journey provides an inside look at the rich recreational resources of the river, its wildlife and the people, past and present, who contributed to its history and welfare. Along the way, they met artists, environmentalists, captains, law enforcement officials, conservationists, filmmakers, historians, and local descendants whose lives are inextricably intertwined with the prehistoric river. From its subterranean and aquatic past to the Seminole Indian Wars, the steamboat era, and political struggles, many voices are integral to the river’s survival and to one of the longest environmental conflicts in Florida history.

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