Wilderness50th Film Festival At Tallahassee Film Society During First Friday

By: National Forests In Florida Email
By: National Forests In Florida Email

News Release: National Forests In Florida
Updated: April, 7, 2014

Please note: Time of event and videos have changed.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The National Forests in Florida will host a Wilderness50th Film Festival Under the Stars at Trout Pond Recreation Area on Springhill Road in Tallahassee, Friday, May 16, 2014 at 8:00 p.m to 9:30 p.m.

This event is free and the public is invited to attend. Trout Pond Recreation Area opens from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and has picnic shelters, outdoor grills, walking and biking trails surrounding a tranquil pond. Attendees must bring their own lawn chairs and are welcome to use all facilities.

The National Forest in Florida will host this celebration in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act highlighting its benefits and values. Haven Cook will introduce a stunning new film on the Tongass National Forest Wilderness Areas and several short videos that focus on the importance of this uniquely American idea.

For more information about this event please contact Recreation Manager Chandra Roberts at (850) 926-3561 or email chandraroberts@fs.fed.us. For other Wilderness50th events please visit www.wilderness50th.org.


News Release: National Forests In Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The National Forests in Florida will host a Wilderness50th Film Festival during First Friday at Railroad Square in the Tallahassee Film Society theatre on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

The U.S. Forest Service is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act across the country. In honor of this commemoration, Haven Cook, recreation planner with the National Forest in Florida will host this celebration of Wilderness and its values. Cook will introduce two stunning films and several short videos that highlight the importance of this uniquely American idea.


  • Forever Wild, narrated by Robert Redford, explores the protection that comes under the Wilderness Act along with the people who protect it.

  • American Values, American Wilderness, narrated by Christopher Reeve, explores the values of wilderness and why people should protect unmodified lands for future generations.


For more information about this event please contact Public Affairs Specialist Susan Blake at (850) 509-9952 or email sblake@fs.fed.us. For information about this and other Wilderness50th events please visit www.wilderness50th.org.


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