When a tree-planting project in the Rogue River watershed in West Michigan had limited community involvement due to pandemic restrictions, Trout Unlimited pinned its hopes for exposure on a video produced by students in a Grand Valley class.
Representatives from the nonprofit organization dedicated to freshwater conservation had reason to believe in the potential success based on previous experience with Suzanne Zack's "Producing for Clients" class, said Jamie Vaughan, project coordinator for Trout Unlimited. And they weren't disappointed.
"The video has been well received both locally and nationally, and we know that it has educated and inspired our members and volunteers to get involved in community tree plantings or plant trees on their own property," Vaughan said. "We were once again blown away by the professionalism and raw talent that these students possess and are so grateful for their time and dedication to the project."