Freshwater Stream Podcast: Episodes

Trailer: The Freshwater Stream

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Introducing the Freshwater Stream, a podcast about BC’s watersheds and the people who care about them.


Episode 1: Dr. Shannon Waters in the Cowichan

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Join Danielle 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.


Episode 2: Shannon McPhail in the Skeena

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The economy, community, culture and environment of northern BC are all deeply interconnected with one another. Join Danielle as she sits down with Shannon McPhail, executive director of Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition, to discuss. 


Episode 3: Mark Angelo in the Fraser

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This week, Danielle meets with Mark Angelo, river conservationist, writer, speaker, teacher, paddler and Order of British Columbia recipient. Listen in as they chat about the importance of protecting the few undisturbed areas of the river we have left in the Lower Mainland -- including the one-of-a-kind Heart of the Fraser. 


Episode 4: Lauren Terbasket in the Similkameen

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Join Danielle as she meets with Lauren Terbasket from the Okanagan Nation and member of the Lower Similkameen community.


Episode 5: Tara Marsden & Trixie Bennett in the Nass & Unuk Watersheds

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This week, Danielle meets with Tara Marsden and Trixie Bennett. While these two women live on separate sides of the Canada-USA border, they are linked by their interwoven watersheds--the Nass and the Unuk, home to the world-class salmon rivers that originate in northwest BC and flow into Southeast Alaska. Yet they face threats due to a large-scale mine that is in development at their headwaters.


Episode 6: Jennifer Houghton & Stan Swinarchuk in Grand Forks 

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In the final episode of season one, Danielle meets with Jennifer Houghton and Stan Swinarchuk to discuss the spring floods that have devastated Grand Forks, BC in three of the past four years. While many blame climate change, some residents and experts believe clear-cut logging also plays a significant role in the flooding events, and are taking a stand to help re-shape their forest policy to foster ecological resilience and renewal.


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The Freshwater Stream is a collaborative effort between the Canadian Freshwater Alliance and Watershed Watch Salmon Society.