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Title: Wisconsin's Natural Areas featured on Discover Wisconsin television

Viewers here and six other states will get a glimpse of Wisconsin's unique coastline resources thanks to an initiative funded by the Wisconsin Department of Administration's Coastal Management Program (WCMP). The "Discover Wisconsin" television series will focus on several of the state's 400-plus natural areas in a program that will air this weekend on stations throughout the Great Lakes region.

A variety of natural areas will be featured this weekend (June 25 and 26) in a program entitled "State Natural Areas -- Wisconsin's Coastline." It will air Saturday at 5:00 p.m. on WGBA TV-26 Green Bay, at 6:30 p.m. on WKOW TV-27 Madison, and at 6:30 p.m. on WAOW Channel-9 Wausau. The episode will also air in Milwaukee Sunday at 10:00 a.m. on WITI TV-6 and at 5:30 p.m. on WDIO TV-10 Superior/Duluth.  Other stations throughout the midwest also air Discover Wisconsin - please see the website www.discoverwisconsin.com for station schedules.

A WCMP grant to the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin funded the program.
Highlights of the episode include:

"There are so many interesting state natural areas throughout Wisconsin," Stephanie Klett, host of Discover Wisconsin said. "For people who love Wisconsin's outdoors and its natural beauty, state natural areas are a must-see."

"The show is excellent," Travis Olson, of the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program, said. "It really gives a nice overview of our state natural areas and why they are so important to our quality of life."

In addition to the television show, the package includes several other promotional opportunities. Through the episode, viewers are encouraged to log onto www.discoverwisconsin.com to learn more about Wisconsin's state natural areas with web links to various sites. The state natural areas will also be featured in five segments of Discover Wisconsin Radio, which airs on 55 affiliate stations across Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota. This week, the state natural areas will be highlighted during Discover Wisconsin segments on Fox-6 Wake-Up News in Milwaukee and WGBA News in Green Bay.

The program was written and produced by Emmy-winning producer Daniel Bernard. It is hosted by former Miss Wisconsin Stephanie Klett.