IISG  and Wisconsin Sea Grant and are teaming up teaming up to produce a public information video that’s designed to inform anglers, boaters, marina operators and local businesses of the benefits that can come from cleaning up Great Lakes Areas of Concern (AOC).

From the WSG website:

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, there are currently 49 Great Lakes AOCs, sites where water and sediment quality have become severely degraded. And chances are good that residents have absolutely no idea they may be living in one.

The video, funded by a grant from the EPA Great Lakes National Program Office, will feature several Great Lakes AOCs, including the Sheboygan River AOC, the Milwaukee Estuary AOC, the Muskegon Lake AOC, and the Grand Calumet River AOC (pictured here). Caitie McCoy, a social scientist with IISG, will interview people who live and work in these AOCs, and UW Sea Grant videographer John Karl will shoot and edit the footage into a five- to seven-minute video. Read more here.