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Plattsburgh, NY – 7/2/14 – Mountain Lake PBS is proud to announce a new 8 episode web series “Curiously Adirondack” exploring the wild, weird, and wondrous Adirondack Mountains and the people who call them home.
The Adirondack Park in New York is a wondrous and unique place -- three times the size of Yellowstone and the largest park in the Lower 48. On the private lands in the park live about 100,000 year-round residents, all of them hardy and a great many quirky and ferociously independent. To live in the midst of the most extensive temperate deciduous forest on the planet, they endure long cold winters, swarms of biting insects, and a rugged, rocky, frost-haunted landscape that defies inhabitants of all species to eke out their livings.
Each episode of “Curiously Adirondack” will feature an aspect of life, both human and wild, inside the Adirondack Park. The aim of this series is to do this place and its singular people justice, bringing Adirondack Mountain life alive for all the poor souls who don't share the pleasure and pain of living here.
Behind this web series are co-producers Josh Clement and Ed Kanze, two creative individuals with a passion for all things Adirondack. Josh Clement, Interactive Producer at Mountain Lake PBS is a talented and creative videographer, musician, composer, husband, and father of two. Ed Kanze, is a former national park ranger, writes books, magazine stories, newspaper columns, and runs an Adirondack Mountain Nature Guiding Service.
“I’ve always been curiously Adirondack. I grew up in the Adirondack Mountains and continue to live, work, and play in them each and every day. I couldn’t be more excited to tell online video stories in a place that never ceases to amaze me,” said Josh Clement
“My family tree sowed its first seeds in the Adirondacks in 1797, the last year of George Washington’s presidency,” said Ed Kanze. “Since then, we’ve been Adirondack mothers, fathers, farmers, sawyers, lumbermen, tanners, hoteliers, teachers, politicians, artists, guides, and more. Now PBS, with the help of supporters, offers the chance to add videography to the family resume, building on work I had the pleasure of doing last year with my talented producer and neighbor Josh Clement. We look forward to making a series of videos that will make viewers laugh, cry, think, and appreciate more than ever the ever-interesting, ever-challenging Adirondack Mountains and their people.”
Mountain Lake PBS received a grant from PBS in support of the series. PBS will generously match donations from individuals, up to $20,000. To receive the funds from PBS and launch the project, the station needs to raise an identical amount. Funds are being raised through Indiegogo.com, a site where individuals are given the opportunity to invest in projects that match their interest.
Learn more about the series, or donate online at http://igg.me/at/curiouslyadk.