U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS RELEASED A HIP-HOP MUSIC VIDEO ON EVERGLADES RESTORATION

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New video available at evergladesplan.org and YouTube.com/BlackDigitalNetwork
A new hip-hop music video about Everglades restoration is now available online.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District partnered with some young and talented musicians from Jacksonville, Fla. to produce "To the Everglades." The product describes the young men's experiences and impressions of their first trip to Everglades National Park. The students composed the music and lyrics and the song was recorded in a studio in Miami.

The video debuted on Tuesday, May 18, at Paxon Middle School in Jacksonville, Fla. as part of the school's Eco Awareness and Career Fair. More than 200 students visited career booths showcasing possible eco-careers and heard T Roy, a local radio personality, encourage them to study hard and graduate from high school. As part of the career fair, the music video was unveiled, whereby three of the performers attended.

"With this music video, we hope to reach out, inform and engage urban youth in learning about the environment and the importance of Everglades restoration," reports Nanciann Regalado, program manager for strategic communication and outreach for the Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District. "The Corps is reaching out through the universal language of music to bring the Everglades to a whole new part of the community." It is hoped the hip-hop video and its eco-friendly message will reach inner-city youth and their parents.

The video is now available online at www.evergladesplan.org and on YouTube at YouTube.com/BlackDigitalNetwork. For more information about the video or the Eco Career Fair, please contact Ms. Regalado at 904-232-3904 or Nanciann.e.regalado@usace.army.mil.

Also you can view this video on Black Digital Network.

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MEDIA NOTE: Media interested in obtaining a copy of the video on DVD, or for interviews are to contact Bernadette Morris of Sonshine Communications at 305-450-0942.
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