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Everglades of the North: Deserved Emmy nomination

Everglades of the North: The Story of the Grand Kankakee Marsh picked 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:

A trailer is available on YouTube at