U.S. ARMY CORPS of Engineers debuts Everglades-Themed program on local Haitian TV Stations

Miami – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in recognition of Haitian Awareness Month, has produced a television program entitled “CERP TV: Vision of the Everglades through Haitians Eyes.” The 30-minute show will broadcast on Haitian Television Network (HTN) at 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, May 27 and 28 and on Island TV at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31.

The program, hosted by Celine Elveus, Haitian affairs coordinator at Sonshine Communications, explores the value of protecting the Everglades through the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) and related programs to protect natural resources and south Florida’s water supplies. Local artist Myriam Jourdan, who recently participated in the Corps’ “Haitian Art Expressions: Visions of the Everglades through Haitian Eyes” competition, will showcase her original artwork. Joseph Jean-Baptiste, outreach specialist with the South Florida Water Management District, also appears. The program was conducted in both Creole and English.

“We are delighted to produce such a colorful and dynamic program for south Florida’s Haitian communities,” states Erica Robbins, outreach program specialist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District. “This show helps expand our outreach efforts in new and exciting ways.”

Viewers of Island TV should tune into channels 19 or 76. Island TV now covers areas ranging from North Miami Beach, Miami Shores, El Portal, Aventura, Biscayne Park and sections of unincorporated Miami-Dade County. Viewers interested in tuning in on Haitian Television Network (HTN) should view Channel 689, which covers both Miami-Dade and Broward counties. The program will also be placed on the official CERP web site,, and

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