“Southwest Florida’s Mangrove Coast” is a documentary featuring the 40 year history of Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Rookery Bay Reserve protects 110,000 acres of coastal lands and waters at the northern end of the Ten Thousand Islands on the gulf coast of Florida, and represents one of the few remaining undisturbed mangrove estuaries in North America. Rookery Bay is home to over seventy threatened and endangered species, ranging from the tiny sand dune spurge to the hefty American crocodile. A myriad of wildlife thrive in this estuarine environment and surrounding uplands. Produced by Emmy award-winning cinematographer Elam Stoltzfus, this film displays the nature and beauty of southwest Florida and what is being done to protect it for future generations.