Menekaunee Harbor Dredging Video

Purpose

Contaminated sediments are the driver behind three of the five remaining beneficial use impairments in the Menominee River Area of Concern (AOC). Additional outreach efforts are needed to inform the community on the important role sediment quality plays in the river system and how remediating these sites can be the first step in local economic reinvestment. The Citizen’s Advisory Committee (CAC) would like to produce a short video explaining the need for sediment dredging in Menekaunee Harbor and the expected environmental and economic improvements to follow.

Objective

Produce short videos about the Ansul/Tyco and Menekaunee Harbor contaminated sediment cleanups in order to inform the community and preserve these accomplishments so restoration efforts are not forgotten. Footage and interviews from the Ansul arsenic site will be used to develop a final production piece in 2014. Footage from Menekaunee Harbor will be archived until 2015. Additional filming is proposed for Menekaunee Harbor in 2015, leading to a final production including before, during, and after footage.

Outcome

The timetable below may be adjusted depending on dredging schedules, interview availability, and workload of the videographer and editor. March, 2014: Grant period commences. Prepare a scope of work including; a rough draft script, shot list, and interview list. April, 2014: Schedule and complete first round of interviews and of onsite filming. June, 2014: Upload 1st quarter report to SWIMS. Schedule and complete second round of interviews and of onsite filming. Schedule and begin editing for Ansul arsenic site video. September, 2014: Upload 2nd quarter report to SWIMS. December, 2014: Upload 3rd quarter report to SWIMS. February, 2015: Editing work is complete and the Ansul arsenic site video is posted to appropriate WDNR and UW-Extension websites. The video is shown at one of the monthly CAC meetings. Upload final report to SWIMS, including links to the Ansul arsenic site video, a copy of the video narrative, and a record of Menekaunee Harbor footage.

Study Design

The project team will develop filming and interview schedules for Ansul arsenic site and Menekaunee Harbor outreach videos. Filming will take place over three days during two site visits. Footage and interviews from the Ansul arsenic site will be used to develop a final production piece in 2014. Footage from Menekaunee Harbor will be archived until 2015. Additional filming is proposed for Menekaunee Harbor in 2015, leading to a final production including before, during, and after footage. The Ansul arsenic site video will include a brief site history, overview of past remedial activities, current status, and desired future state. The final video will be about three minutes in length including interviews from CAC members, local government officials, WDNR or USEPA staff, and representatives of Tyco. The video will be made available on the WDNR Office of the Great Lake’s webpage, UW-Extension AOC webpage, and WDNR social media outlets (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter). It will also be shown at CAC meetings, CAC community outreach events, community events, and other AOC events. If adequate funding and time exist, footage will also be captured of the Menominee River Sturgeon Passage Project construction. This is considered a secondary priority because significant construction is planned to continue in 2015 and beyond. Filming and editing work will require WDNR staff time, assistance from contract videographers and editors, and associated supplies. WDNR and UW-Extension staff will assist in video development, filming, and production.

Related Reports

Run Project Summary Report
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Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
Toxics and Areas of Concern
CAC_1_2014
2011
Proposed
 
Reports and Documents
Final quarterly report for Lower Menominee River AOC 2014-2015 video project. Includes links to Menekaunee Harbor video and two sturgeon passage videos.
Document describes the proposed work and project budget.
 
Activities & Recommendations
Grant Awarded
AOC capacity grant for $4,000 awarded for 2014 Menominee AOC video project