Buffalo-Based PBS Network Airs Important Documentary On Great Lakes

View The Documentary In Two Hour-Long Parts,                      This October 17 & 18th At 10 p.m!

A Brief One from Doug Draper

Posted October 17th, 2016 on Niagara At Large

Lakes Ontario (in lower right foreground), Erie and Huron from space.

Lakes Ontario (in lower right foreground), Erie and Huron from space.

As a journalist who spent more than two decades covering Great Lakes issues for mainstream newspapers, and who still does what one can, with the limited resources available, to post information about threats to these vital waterbodies and efforts on both sides of the Ontario-U.S. border to protect them, I have often been impressed with the efforts public broadcasting stations like WNED in Buffalo New, York have made to keep us aware of pressing Great Lakes issues.

WNED Television (the old Channel 17 and Cogeco Channel 21 on the Niagara, Ontario side of the border) is doing it again with a two-part broadcast at 10 p.m. this Monday, October 17 and at 10 p.m. again this Tuesday, October 18th of a documentary called – ‘Making Waves – The Battle for the Great Lakes’.

Watch it if you can, and here’s a big HIGH FIVE to the folks at WNED for airing this important documentary.

What follows is a promo on the documentary from the WNED website with a trailer of the doc that you can check out now –

“Things Will Never be the Same,” the first episode of the two-part series, chronicles the devastating changes in the Great Lakes ecosystem brought about by invasive species through the 1990s.

Considered one of the worst threats to the Great Lakes today, invasive species have a long history of destruction in the region. The program takes viewers below the surface for an up-close and personal look at some of the worst invaders plaguing the lakes, and follows researchers working on the front lines to keep them at bay.

Making Waves: Battle for the Great Lakes is a two-part documentary about aquatic invasive species in the Great Lakes and the efforts underway to control and prevent them. Narrated by Bill Kurtis, Making Waves takes viewers below the surface of the world’s largest freshwater ecosystem, and into the middle of a complex war for survival.”

The documentary follows researchers on the front lines as they combat invasive species and work to restore native species, in an effort to prevent a biological takeover of the Great Lakes. For more information about Making Waves: Battle for the Great Lakes, visit makingwavesdocumentary.com.

Making Waves: Battle for the Great Lakes is a non-profit documentary about the effects of aquatic invasive species in the Great Lakes and the efforts under way to control them. Watch a trailer for it here

For more information visit: http://www.makingwavesdocumentary.com Like us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Making-Waves… Follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/MakingWaves_doc

·For more on WNED and its schedule of programs, click onhttp://www.wned.org/ .

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