Thursday, September 15, 2011

PBS film on aquatic invasives in Lake George

A great opportunity to feature regional Aquatic Invasive Species issues is underway with Lake George as a back-drop. Read more online at http://brightblue.wordpress.com/2011/09/01/bright-blue-starts-new-documentary-on-lake-george/
Two Lake George watershed protection organizations have joined with Mountain Lakes PBS and Bright Blue EcoMedia to highlight the challenges of aquatic invasive species management in the Lake George basin of New York State. The film would be produced as a 30-minute PBS special and highlight both the successes and mounting challenges of aquatic invasive species control in the ‘Queen of American Lakes’. Invasives include Eurasian milfoil, zebra mussels, and Asian clam, the newest threat to Lake George ecology.

Organizers are seeking additional funding for the project. Please direct inquiries / possibilities for underwriting and donations to:

Jon D. Erickson Professor
Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, and Environmental Program
University of Vermont Managing Director
Gund Institute for Ecological Economics President
U.S. Society for Ecological Economics Executive Editor
Adirondack Journal of Environmental Studies
617 Main Street University of Vermont Burlington, VT 05405 USA
jon.erickson@uvm.edu 802-656-2906 [office], 802-656-2995 [fax], jdericks [skype] http://www.uvm.edu/~jdericks/