In the shadow of the Tampa-Saint Petersburg metropolitan area are three emerald islands that dazzle visitors with their white sandy beaches, spectacular nesting birds, and historical artifacts. These islands are Egmont Key, Passage Key and Pinellas National Wildlife Refuges.

According to the Friends of Tampa Bay NWR, “Each refuge serves as a critical wildlife habitat and a time capsule for the story of Florida.” The Friends of Tampa Bay NWRs produced a 20-minute film that takes you on a journey to these remarkable national wildlife refuges. If you have not seen the film yet, you should view it now!

The film which was created by Jennifer Brown of IntoNature Films and funded by the Friends has also been accepted at several film festivals including the 2022 Florida Environmental Film Festival and the 38th Festival of Menigoute in France.