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Title: Great Lakes. Great Impact. The Story of White Lake.

Description: Ron and Cathy Russell, co-owners of the White Swan Inn in Whitehall, are featured in this video, done by the Joyce Foundation to highlight the impact of delisting White Lake on area businesses and the community.

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Title: Delisting White Lake, Great Lakes Week 2014

Description: Detroit Public TV produced this video, featuring White Lake’s delisting, for Great Lakes Week 2014, held in conjunction with the 10th annual Healing Our Waters – Great Lakes Coalition - Great Lakes Restoration Conference in Grand Rapids in September 2014.

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Title: Bringing Back White Lake the Beautiful

Description: Bringing Back White Lake the Beautiful is a short story of the pollution and recovery of White Lake, in northern Muskegon County, Michigan. White Lake was designated a Great Lakes Area of Concern in 1985 due to its industrial and municipal pollution, one of 43 in the Great Lakes. This qualified the lake for a special cleanup program to advance restoration. Members of the community worked for decades under this program with state and federal partners, and were successful when in October 2014, the lake was officially delisted as a Great Lakes Area of Concern.

The work is not done. There are still ongoing issues to monitor and there will be new issues to address in the future. Stewardship and protection of White Lake will continue. We hope you enjoy watching the video, learn from it, and become inspired by our success story. The most important lesson we learned is that citizens can make a difference! A big difference!

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Executive Producers Oscar Osbo and Tanya Cabala

Documentary Video Committee Roger Scharmer, Deb Hays, Tom Berdinski, Teri Osbo, Ken Mahoney, and Jerry Grady

Poem Written and read by Megan Brown

Narrators Beth Beaman, Greg Mund, Deb Hays, Jerry Grady, Roger Scharmer, Ken Mahoney, Tanya Cabala, and Oscar Osbo

Funding Provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the Great Lakes Commission to the Muskegon Conservation District for the White Lake Public Advisory Council.

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