EEP’s stream-restoration work in a Western North Carolina state park was featured in a 2010 broadcast of Aqua Kids, the internationally syndicated educational TV show that promotes environmental action by young people. The Baltimore-based production company returned to North Carolina to film two shows last June. The show featured EEP staffers exploring an EEP stream-restoration project at Stone Mountain State Park in Wilkes and Alleghany counties, focusing on the restoration, hydrology and water quality of the East Prong of Roaring River. The project was jointly sponsored by EEP, Stone Mountain State Park and N.C. State University.
The N.C. Ecosystem Enhancement Program in June 2008 hosted the cast and crew of Aqua Kids, a nationally syndicated television show that promotes taking an active role in preserving aquatic environments and wildlife. The episode, originally broadcast in December 2008, demonstrated how livestock that access rural streams on North Carolina farms affect water quality, and steps that can be taken to restore the degraded waterways. Visits to EEP project sites in Franklin, Person and Cumberland counties featured a degraded stream system, an active stream-restoration construction project and a restored stream system. Aqua Kids is a Baltimore, Md.-based production that targets a 13- to 15-year-old audience and has won numerous broadcasting awards (running time: 22 minutes).