Press Release for Tuesday, April 1, 2003

Belleville to talk about St. Johns River

 Bill Belleville, one of the state’s most celebrated living environmental writers, will deliver a slide lecture at the University of North Florida about his journey down the length of the St. Johns River.


The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be April 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Robinson Theater on the UNF campus.

Belleville is an author of magazine articles, essays, book reviews, and radio and television documentaries. His lecture is part of UNF’s Distinguished Voices Lecture series. The program is funded by the Florida Humanities Council.

On his journey down the length of the St. John’s River, Belleville rediscovered the natural Florida . its springs, its riverbanks, its underwater caves . His work focuses on the environment, but more than that, it guides the audience into understanding how the culture may be deeply affected by that same environment. Bellville’s book River of Lakes: A Journey on Florida’s St. John’s River is intended to help Floridians discover an unseen cultural and ecological treasure that exists in their own backyard.

The Florida Humanities Council (FHC) is a non-profit organization funded by private donations, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Florida's Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs.