The locally produced documentary "Everglades of the North: the Story of the Grand Kankakee Marsh," which has been nominated for a Chicago/Midwest Emmy Award, will be featured in the In-Vision Theater at the Indiana Welcome Center on Sunday, Oct. 27 beginning at 2:00 p.m. The public is invited to view the documentary for free on a first come, first served seating basis.

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Chicago/Midwest Chapter nominated the documentary last month for an Emmy in the category of Outstanding Achievement for Documentary Programs - Historical.

The 2013 Chicago/Midwest Emmy Ceremony will be held on Sunday, Nov. 3rd at the Alhambra Palace in Chicago.

The film debuted on Lakeshore Public Television (WYIN) in November 2012 and has since been aired on 32 PBS stations across the nation.

It has won awards in several film festivals and is currently an "Official Selection" in the American Conservation Film Festival to be held in West Virginia this fall.

Major funding for this program has been provided by:
Lake Heritage Parks Foundation
Efroymson Family Fund, a CICF Fund
South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority
Legacy Foundation
Dean and Barbara White Foundation
Albert's Jewelers
Dorene and Jerry Hammes
Newton County Community Foundation
Jasper Foundation, Inc.
Waterfowl U.S.A.
Izaak Walton League of America
South Shore Arts
Indiana Arts Commission
National Endowment for the Arts
Jimmy F. New Foundation
The Nature Conservancy

Additional funding sources are listed on the documentary website:

A trailer is available on YouTube at