“There are so many ways that we’re connected [to the river], which I don’t think we really label and value.”
Check out episode 1 of The Freshwater Stream, a podcast about BC.’s watersheds and the people who care about them.
Join our host, Danielle Paydli, as she sits down with Dr. Shannon Waters, medical health officer for the Cowichan Valley region, a member of Stz’uminus First Nation and Cowichan Watershed Board member.
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Listen to episode 1 with Dr. Shannon Waters
In episode 1, Danielle sits down with Dr. Shannon Waters, medical health officer for the Cowichan Valley region, a member of Stz’uminus First Nation and Cowichan Watershed Board member.
Listen to episode 2 with Shannon MacPhail
In episode 2, Danielle interviews Shannon McPhail, executive director of Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition, an organization she co-founded to create a sustainable environment rooted in culture and a thriving wild salmon ecosystem.
Listen to episode 3 with Mark Angelo
In episode 3, Danielle meets with Mark Angelo, river conservationist, writer, speaker, teacher, paddler and Order of British Columbia recipient. He is the founder and chair of B.C. Rivers Day and World Rivers Day, and star of the upcoming film Last Paddle? 1000 Rivers, 1 Life.
Listen to episode 4 with Lauren Terbasket
In episode 4, Danielle interviews Lauren Terbasket from the Okanagan Nation and a member of the Lower Similkameen community, to learn about her work for and her connection to the Similkameen watershed.
Listen to episode 5 with Tara Marsden and Trixie Bennett
In episode 5, Danielle talks with Tara Marsden and Trixie Bennett, two indigenous women who live on separate sides of the Canada-USA border, linked by their fight to protect their local watersheds from mining. These iconic rivers and their watersheds have been centers of culture, commerce, and biodiversity for thousands of years supporting numerous communities and nineteen federally recognized tribes of the region.
Listen to episode 6 with Jennifer Houghton & Stan Swinarchuk
In our final episode of season one of The Freshwater Stream podcast, host Danielle Paydli talks with Jennifer Houghton and Stan Swinarchuk about the recent devastating flooding in Grand Forks and its connection to large-scale clear-cut logging in the watershed. Learn how these residents are standing up to industry and helping to re-shape forest policy to foster healthy watersheds.