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TELEVISION SPECIAL ON PLAYA LAKES TO AIR ON KPTS JULY 12

Special may also be viewed online; DVDs available

A film entitled "The Playas: Reflections of Life on the Plains," will be aired on Wichita's KPTS Television on Thursday, July 12, at 7:30 p.m. The film was produced by the Playa Lakes Joint Venture (PLJV), a nonprofit conservation organization, to raise awareness of the need to conserve these vital wetlands.

The 30-minute film illustrates the values of playas to wildlife, water, and people; threats to the wetlands; and how people are working to conserve them. It features sweeping aerial footage of playas captured by hot air balloon and interviews with playa experts, biologists, landowners, and community leaders throughout the six-state playa lakes region, which includes most of western Kansas.

For those unable to view the broadcast, the film is also available online. The film may also be purchased online in DVD or VHS format at the Playa Lakes Joint Venture website.
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