Join us for a live online community chat for the anniversary of the Clean Water Act, Wednesday, October 17 11am-Noon.
Our team of journalists will share some of the highlights from our Clean Water: The Next Act series of reports. And we’ll bring other folks into the conversation to learn how communities around the Pacific Northwest are addressing pollution in local waterways.
Aaron Kunz, (@aaronkunz) EarthFix/Boise State Public Radio and Idaho Public Television
Ashley Ahearn, (@aahearn) EarthFix/KUOW
Bonnie Stewart, (@stewartbe) EarthFix OPB
Cassandra Profita, (@Ecotrope) Ecotrope/OPB
Courtney Flatt, (@courtneyflatt) EarthFix/Northwest Public Radio
Katie Campbell, (@katiecampbell) EarthFix/KCTS 9
Robert McClure, (@robertmcclure) Investigate West (@invw)
*Water advocates *
Marlies Wierenga with Wildlands CPR (@WildlandsCPR), and Stephen Bernath and Sandy Howard, from Washington Dept. of Ecology (@EcologyWA), will share the work of the Washington Watershed Restoration Initiatve, a broad coalition working on “reestablishing and maintaining healthy aquatic and forest ecosystems in national forests” primarily through the Legacy Roads and Trails Remediation Program.
Chris Wilke is a Puget Soundkeeper and Executive Director of Puget Soundkeeper Alliance (@PugetSKeeper) an organization dedicated to protecting and preserving Puget Sound.
Alex Ko, Stewardship Partners (@StewardshipP), is manager of the group’s Salmon Safe certification program.
Justin Hayes oversees conservation programs at Idaho Conservation League (@ICLnaturerocks). He’ll share more about their work to address water quantity and mining issues.
Laura James is a Seattle diver (@diverlaura) and environmental advocate who documents stormwater pollution with her video camera. She was recently named a Cox Conservation Hero for her work to stop toxic runoff from entering Puget Sound. She’s also the interim director of the Don’t Feed the Tox-Ick Monster educational program.
Participate in the chat on October 17 at 11 a.m. by using the chat interface below, which also allows you to set a reminder. You can be part of the conversation on Twitter as well, #waterchat. (See above for panelist Twitter handles.)