Known throughout the Southeastern United States as a "Self proclaimed wildlife evangelist" for more than forty years Okefenokee Joe has been the 'Johnny Appleseed' of Georgia's Okefenokee Swamp! By allowing his animals, the snakes to do the teaching, focusing on character lessons in teamwork, responsibility, patience, tolerance, and earth appreciation, he introduced to thousands of school children a new concept in education. He's been inducted into the Georgia Family Entertainers,the Atlanta Country Music, and the Georgia Outdoor Writers Association Hunting and Fishing Halls of Fame! In 1999 he hosted GPTV's Emmy award winning documentary "Swampwise". His new autobiography entitled “Swampwise” covers one man's journey into the Okefenokee Swamp and how the swamp changed him forever! “There is so much to learn at the turn of every page, and even more if you read between the lines!” – Highly Recommended! ~~Susan Keefe - Columbia Book Review 2018
His Audio Book; “Swampwise Secrets Songs & Stories from the Land of the Tremblin' Earth!” is a collection of 30 intriguing Swamp Secrets 42 great Okefenokee Joe story telling songs about his adventurous life & lessons learned in the foreboding wilds of the Okefenokee Swamp! Both are a must for nature and environmental enthusiasts of all ages!