Clyde Butcher Living Waters Art Gallery
2541 SE Walton Rd
Port St Lucie FL 34952
$3 per vehicle State Park Admission Fee
Clyde Butcher developed a collection of photographs of Florida's Aquatic Preserves and loaned them to the DEP for many years to be displayed at public facilities like the NERR's, State Parks, and local galleries or museums. The photos made several rounds around the state sharing the beauty and growing awareness and appreciation of these awesome areas for many years. The collection was then boxed up and stored for, at the time, an unknown future use – then the Aquatic Preserve Society formed, a non-profit citizen support organization of the DEP Florida Coastal Office, with a mission to protect, conserve and restore these unique natural resources through public awareness, stewardship, and support. The Society was interested in acquiring the Clyde Butcher collection to bring it back into use as part of their mission. The Clyde Butcher gallery, in their extreme generosity and love of the Aquatic Preserve system, donated the collection to them. The collection has since began traveling around the state, at Aquatic Preserve anniversaries, fundraisers, and celebrations - once again displaying this awesome collection of the best Florida has to offer for all to enjoy. The collection will be on display in the Savannas Preserve State Park Education Center starting November 23, 2018 through mid-December 2018.