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Title The Marion Lake Story : Defeating the Mighty Phragmite
Published [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 30 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
Summary Shot over a seven year period, The Marion Lake Story tells the compelling story of how a community on the east end of Long Island, N.Y. came together to clear their lake of the highly invasive phragmite reed. They educated themselves, raised money, hired laborers, and eventually got out to “weed the communal garden.” Years later, a bio-diverse habitat for native birds, plants and rare turtles is returning; and the phragmite reed is in retreat. Human intervention here is not to shape nature to one's aesthetic taste, but rather to restore nature so that it can take its own course. Lori's triumphant story demonstrates the power of civic engagement and the age-old motto that "everybody can do something." The result... an inspirational grassroots model for environmental restoration in action that leaves audience members wanting to get out and partake in ecological restoration- wherever they live
Notes Title from title frames
Event Originally produced by New Day Films in 2013
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
Subject Phragmites australis.
Community-based conservation.
Marion Lake (Long Island, N.Y.)
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Schiller, Greta, film director
Kanopy (Firm)