Baton Rouge, LA (January 14, 2010)- Return to the Forest Where We Live, Louisiana Public Broadcasting’s documentary about the importance of urban forestry, was honored by the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA). Return to the Forest Where We Live Producer/Director Liz Barnes accepted the award at the NETA Annual Conference in Henderson, Nevada.
Return to the Forest Where We Live was honored for Outstanding Outreach for a Licensee’s Product. The documentary highlights the role trees play in creating healthier cities, and brings to light the impact trees have in large urban areas. It was written by Charles E. Richard (Louisiana: A History). LPB’s Tika Laudun (Louisiana: A History) served as Senior Producer/Project Director.
It was supported by the Foundation for Excellence in Louisiana Public Broadcasting and the U.S. Forest Service’s Urban and Community Forestry National Challenge Cost Share Grant, as recommended by the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council, (NUCFAC).
ACT still has copies of the documentary available and will provide them to Members for free, first come first serve. You can order a copy by sending a check for $5 (shipping). The video is a good public education piece that can be screened at schools, libraries, and other community events to help build awareness about the value of urban forests.
Return to the Forest Available to be Broadcast Nationally