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The Shreveport Aquarium is looking to raise awareness of northwest Louisiana’s waterways through a YouTube video series.

The first episode centers around Cross Lake in west Shreveport. In the episode, an officer with Shreveport Police’s water patrol division takes host Jake Wood out on the lake, and the two discuss fishing and kayaking as well as littering and ongoing efforts to protect the lake.

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At one point, the officer pulls a shopping cart out of the water.

“There are many wonderful natural assets in this region and some passionate, dedicated folks educating the public and protecting these gems,” Shreveport Aquarium Director of Business Development Jon Whitehead said.

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Whitehead said that the video series doesn’t have a set number of episodes, and that the inspiration for the series came from seeing how these assets were being under used.

“If we can bring a little attention to them, then it only supports and reinforces our conservation message,” he said.

The series was produced by Shreveport-based production company Moviesauce. 
You can watch it here.

The Shreveport Aquarium, when it opens in August, will be the only aquarium withing 200 miles.

It also will feature Salt, a restaurant run by KP Catering operators Konstantin Plavnik and Paula Powell. The restaurant will be the only restaurant in Shreveport with riverside dining.

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