Dave Porfiri, his wife Linda Duvoisin and their two daughters Jane and Harlan spend most of June 2013 on the road. They’re filmmakers, and they drove an RV to about 40 counties across the state and gathered footage for the Pickin’ Up Tennessee project, which is raising awareness about litter. Now they’re posting the films online and encouraging others to contribute footage, with a total goal of 95 films.
A WUTC feature news segment on the Woolly Adelgid infesting the Chattanooga region.
Eastern hemlock trees atop Signal Mountain and across the Cumberland Plateau are common right now, but many could die off in the next few years. The woolly adelgid, a tiny, invasive insect species originally from Asia, is spreading through the forest and slowly killing hemlocks. Dr. Jennifer Boyd from the Signal Mountain Tree Board says, “This is really all we've talked about for the past couple of months.” In this segment, we hear about potential solutions.