‘Lost Springs’ documentary on Ocklawaha River to be screened at Appleton Museum

The Appleton Museum of Arts (4333 E Silver Springs Blvd) will host a screening of the documentary on the Ocklawaha River “Lost Springs” on Saturday, August 24, from 2: 00 – 3:30 p.m.

Lost Springs follows the inimitable artist Margaret Ross Tolbert as she experiences the magic and beauty of a series of freshwater Florida springs forgotten by the state and left to decay behind a nearly 50-year-old failure of big government spending. Every three or more years, the water behind the Kirkpatrick Dam in north-central Florida is lowered, exposing an environment that is still raw with both tragedy and hope.

The film explores themes of loss, wonder and experience in nature as Tolbert joins local and regional experts on a boat trip up the long-fabled Ocklawaha River to witness this newly-revealed, transient landscape and to find the lost springs of the Ocklawaha.

Free for Appleton members; included with admission fee for nonmembers. A brief introduction will be made by the artist.