Emma Toft remembered: Campus-based ETP-NEW to debut documentary
Educational Television Productions of Northeast Wisconsin (ETP-NEW), headquartered on campus, has announced the broadcast date of its latest documentary, “Emma Toft: One with Nature.” The piece, which highlights “Wisconsin’s First Lady of Conservation,” will debut at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12 on Wisconsin Public Television. It is a collaborative project between ETP-NEW and NEWIST/CESA 7, also headquartered here. The documentary examines how Toft (1891-1982) and her family saved Door County’s Ridges Sanctuary and Toft Point from destruction, despite threats from logging interests and commercial development. (Passive management of the Toft Point reserve is the responsibility of UW-Green Bay and its Biodiversity Center.) A preview of “Emma Toft: One with Nature” is available on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5yR-2kGw84) and on the ETP-NEW website. Click here for a complete news release, including further details.