An examination of the Kirkpatrick (Rodman) Dam and its impacts on the Ocklawaha River in Florida. Produced for River be dammed, a multimedia project investigating the Ocklawaha River and its relationship with the Kirkpatrick Dam. Reported, filmed and edited by Matt Keene. See the full project at riverbedammed.org

River be dammed: Florida's Forgotten River

A short teaser highlighting the 2015-16 drawdown of the Rodman Pool and hinting at an upcoming environmental documentary and artist profile.

Lost Springs Teaser

  There is a stain on the edge of the forest. There is a line marring the woods.   This line, it is a recent memory. A dream, perspiring from the pores of the trees. A dream, clinging to you long after you slip away.   You almost have to […]

This Line

The third video in a series for Paddle Florida, Paddle Florida: Dam to the Bay highlights their Ochlockonee River eco-adventure in Florida's Panhandle. The video was filmed, edited and produced by Matt Keene.

Paddle Florida: Dam to the Bay

The second video in a series of videos for Paddle Florida, Paddle Florida: Florida Keys Challenge follows the company's 88-mile eco-adventure through the Florida Keys.

Paddle Florida: Florida Keys Challenge

A few miles northwest of Downtown St. Augustine is a pond shaped like a tear. Its edges are fringed with cattails overlooked by reaching pine trees and southern red maples bursting with fall color. Small birds flit through scrub brush; ducks glide through the windswept water.

State Road 313 threatens St. Augustine’s Twelve Mile Swamp

More than 33 years ago, the North Florida Trailblazers made it their mission to protect and maintain an 18-inch-wide strip of hiking trail known as the Florida National Scenic Trail. The trail, popular with backpackers and day hikers alike, runs more than 1,000 miles from the cypress sloughs of the Everglades to the sand dunes of Gulf Islands National Seashore in the Panhandle.

Clearing the path

An overgrown burial ground 40 miles from civilization was not the most auspicious spot to meet a soon-to-be record-holder. That is, however, exactly where I found Environmental Science professor Jodi Eller, tucked into a ruddy green wall of mangroves ten miles beyond the southernmost point in the continental United States.

Flagler College professor paddles 1,515 miles, sets record

It is sometime past sunset. The world is dark and the noise of traffic has settled down for the night. I am standing in a dumpster with a smile stretched across my face, visualizing homemade apple cider, massive green salads bursting with fireworks of peppers and tomatoes, and a special treat to add to a smoothie: blueberries.

Why I Dive: Reclaiming food’s value and joy