Man and the Great Dismal Swamp
28:47 min | English | 1994
Director: Michael Oates
Camera / Editor: Kevin Nelson
Narrator: Susan Stamberg
Most Delawareans have never been to Delaware's Great Cypress Swamp, which is located along the southern border of the State. 302 Stories hopes to eventually produce a documentary about this unique, natural habitat, it's history and culture.
Years ago, with my previous company, New York Television, Inc. (or NYTV), I produced this two part program about a very similar ecosystem, the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in southern Virginia and northern North Carolina.
The program, with a series of lessons, is taught in schools throughout the region. Delaware's "Swamp" is very similar to this ecosystem, but is most unusual because it contains the northernmost habitat of Atlantic White Cedar trees in the United States.
Short of visiting Delaware's Great Cypress Swamp, or waiting for our eventual documentary, enjoy this piece I produced back in 1994. Their histories, habitats, plants and animals are very similar.
This program was made possible by the generous support of the following foundations, corporations and organizations: Union Camp Corporation, The Izaak Walton League of America, Garland Gray Foundation, Inc., Camp Foundations, Inc., J. L. Camp Foundation, Inc., Virginia Environmental Endowment, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, NYTV, New York Televsion, Inc. and Society of American Foresters, Southeastern Virginia Chapter.