Everglades of the North: Deserved Emmy nomination

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Everglades of the North: The Story of the Grand Kankakee Marshpicked up a local Emmy nomination, well-deserved I will add.

Here’s the word from Patty Wisniewski, executive producer:

Kankakee Documentary Nominated for an Emmy Valparaiso, IN – A locally produced documentary has been nominated for a Chicago Emmy Award. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Chicago/Midwest Chapter nominated Everglades of the North: the Story of the Grand Kankakee Marsh, this week for an Emmy in the category of Outstanding Achievement for Documentary Programs – Historical. The 2013 Chicago/Midwest Emmy Ceremony will be held on Sunday, Nov. 3rd at the Alhambra Palace in Chicago. The film debuted on Lakeshore Public Television (WYIN) in November 2012 and has since been aired on 32 PBS stations across the nation. It has won awards in several film festivals and is currently an Official Selection in the American Conservation Film Festival to be held in West Virginia this fall. Major funding for this program has been provided by: Lake Heritage Parks Foundation Efroymson Family Fund, a CICF Fund South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority Legacy Foundation Dean and Barbara White Foundation Albert’s Jewelers Dorene and Jerry Hammes Newton County Community Foundation Jasper Foundation, Inc. Waterfowl U.S.A. Izaak Walton League of America South Shore Arts Indiana Arts Commission National Endowment for the Arts Jimmy F. New Foundation The Nature Conservancy Additional funding sources are listed on the documentary website: www.kankakeemarsh.com A trailer is available on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKZQ772Yx6M&feature=plcp

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