Tonight we are pleased to welcome Emmy award-winning PBS wildlife documentarian and environmentalist Okefenokee Joe.
In 1976 Okefenokee Joe became “The Johnny Appleseed” of the Okefenokee Swamp!
With his ‘hands on’, experiential knowledge of wild animals and wilderness survival skills, combined with his earlier show biz’ know how, he introduced to Georgia a new, unique and exciting form of edu-tainment. Skillfully he began allowing plants and animals to demonstrate how they can teach humans many character lessons, among them, responsibility, patience, teamwork, tolerance, and forgiveness.
In the late Eighties he narrated, and hosted several Georgia Public Television documentaries. His Emmy Award winning ‘SWAMPWISE‘ program, and several others, are still aired on GPTV, and PBS affiliates four or five times a year.
To this day these productions remain the most requested programs GPB has ever produced.
Okefenokee Joe has been dubbed “A living Georgia icon” in a book entitled “Georgia Icons” by Ramblin’ Don Rhodes of the Augusta chronicle! He is well known throughout the Southeastern US as a “self proclaimed wild life evangelist”. Recently he was inducted into the Georgia Family Entertainer’s Hall of Fame! He was also featured in the center of the front page of the Wall Street Journal, and on Dateline NBC, Sports Afield TV Series, CNN, and ABC, just to mention a few!
In November of 2015, at the age of 83 under his given name of Dick Flood, he was inducted into the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame.
In February 2017 Joe completed writing his first audio book entitled “Swampwise Secrets, Songs & Stories from the ‘Land of the tremblin’ Earth’!”
For details visit Okefenokee Joe on Facebook.
Check out his many videos on Youtube. His books, music CDs, and DVDs may be sampled, purchased, or downloaded from his website, okefenokeejoe.com