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Tonya Bonitatibus Riverkeeper Tonya grew up near the banks in Hephzibah, Georgia, where her love and passion for the Savannah River began at a young age. Her career as a water conservation activist began in 2007, when she became the Development Director for the Savannah Riverkeeper. She also served as the Georgia Field Representative for Oceana's campaign to convince Olin Corporation to convert to a more efficient and - most importantly - mercury-free process. Tonya received a Bachelor's degree in Marketing from Augusta State University and her extensive knowledge of the River makes her an invaluable part of the Riverkeeper team.
Join hostess Beth Bond, Curator of Sustainable News at Southeast Green, as she gets an update on the proposed Shepherd Bend Mine. The mine is mountain top coal strip mining which poses major threats to Birmingham's drinking water. Nelson Brooke, the Black Warrior Riverkeeper, will join us as we discuss the current status of the proposal, threats to Birmingham and ongoing efforts to prevent the destruction of the land owned by the University of Alabama.
Nelson Brooke ~ Riverkeeper
Nelson Brooke, a Birmingham native, graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with an anthropology degree. Nelson is an Eagle Scout and outdoor enthusiast who has enjoyed fishing and hunting along the banks of the Black Warrior River since he was seven years old. Nelson has been Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s staff Riverkeeper since January of 2004. He also served as Executive Director from August 2007 through December 2009. Nelson was named “2010 Alabama River Hero” by the Alabama Rivers Alliance.
As Riverkeeper, Nelson patrols and photographs the Black Warrior River and its tributaries from the land, water, and air, looks for pollution problems, responds to citizen complaints, researches and analyzes polluters’ permits, collects pollution samples for laboratory analysis, educates the public about the beauty of the river and threats to it, works to empower stakeholders throughout the watershed, advocates compliance with environmental laws, works on finding solutions to pollution problems, and is a spokesman for the Black Warrior River watershed. Nelson runs our Riverkeeper Patrol Program and coordinates with our Legal Program when appropriate. Nelson is available to give educational presentations to your school, civic organization, or club.
PNN's Guests this week:
Join News Director Rick Spisak with this weeks guests:
Steve Horn - DeSmog Blog Journalist - Talks about his new expose on ALEC & Frackers
Debbie Jordan candidate for Lee County Commission
Eula Clark - Candidate for Mayor of Stuart
Marty Baum - River Keeper talks about his love of the Indian River and the dangers it faces
Dona Knapp - Activist talks about her recent efforts in SW Florida and her experiences supporting the First Nations and their opposition to the Keystone Pipeline
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LYNN MCINTYRE AND SOME OTHER STAFF MEMBERS WILL SHARE WITH US ALL THE GREAT RESOURCES,PROGRAMS AND COMING EVENTS OF THE chattahoochee NATURE CENTER AS SPRING IS HERE AND SUMMER APPROCHES. She will also tell us about some of the strategic alliances with other groups like the Chattahoochee riverkeeper
April Ingle from the Georgia River Network gets us prepared for the summer paddling season and the economic and tourism dollars it brings to the state.
Cutting a unique path across North Georgia, the 163-mile long Etowah River Water Trail provides a path into one of the state's most historically significant and one of the nation's most biologically diverse rivers. It is also the first river to it's own book, in a series of waterproof Georgia River Trail Guides being produced by Georgia Univeristy Press. To purchase click here. http://ow.ly/lKR6W
Currently, seven developed public boat landings, numerous undeveloped public access points and several boat ramps on Lake Allatoona (the river's only impoundment) provide journeys of varying lengths along the river's course. A coalition of non-profit organizations, private landowners and local governments are working to establish additional developed boat landings to improve public access to what many call North Georgia's "best family paddling destination."A project of the Coosa River Basin Initiative/Upper Coosa Riverkeeper, this website provides an online gateway to adventures on the Etowah as it winds its way out of the Chattahoochee National Forest in Lumpkin County, past Dawsonville, and through Forsyth and Cherokee counties before spreading into Lake Allatoona behind Allatoona Dam. Below the Dam, the river flows through Cartersville, past the Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site and then ends its 163-mile journey in downtown Rome at its confluence with the Oostanaula to form the Coosa River.
Jim Renner, PG Manager of Environmental Stewardship Southern Ionics Inc.
Mr. Renner is a geologist and environmental planner with 25 years of experience in natural resource consulting. He has worked on a wide variety of projects related to mining and mineral processing, water supply, and environmental impact assessment and management. A few examples of his work include permitting water supply reservoirs in DeKalb, Gwinnet, and Whitfield Counties (Georgia); developing consistent wastewater treatment standards for Coca-Cola’s worldwide operations; and identifying conservation and recreation options and economic impacts, leading to The Nature Conservancy’s and State of Tennessee’s purchase of the 8000 acre Doe Mountain tract in Mountain City. Jim recently joined Southern Ionics, a southeast regional chemical producer. He is working to advance a company-wide commitment to environmental stewardship and is assisting the newly-formed mining group in developing mines and mineral processing facilities in southeast Georgia.
Mr. Renner is a member of the Georgia Mining Association; Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration; Society of Wetland Scientists; The Nature Conservancy; the Satilla Riverkeeper; and other groups promoting responsible resource development and conservation.
M.S., Geology, University of Georgia, 1989
B.S., Geology, University of Georgia, 1984
Professional Geologist; Professional Wetland Scientist
KATHY SINNOTT, former Member of Parliament in Ireland challenges a Referendum making CHILD STEALING by the State legal in Ireland. Please DONATE toward the legal costs required to challenge this outcome, for which there is sound cause. http://www.oneworldchronicle.com/?p=13013, and the THREAT of which is fully defined here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/themaryandsallieshow/2012/11/18/sinnotts-irish-child-ref-challenge-hurricane-sandy-l-i
RIVERKEEPER PAUL GALLAY ~ Annual Fisherman's Ball, honoring "Big Fish" Mark Ruffalo with performance by Lyle Lovett. Paul Gallay is an attorney, educator and the President of Riverkeeper. He has served in the NY State Attorney General’s Environmental Protection Bureau and previously in the land conservation movement in NY and Maine. Tickets: http://river.convio.net/site/Calendar?id=100121&view=Detail
Sallie O. Elkordy, Host of "Public Advocate" http://BillionToddlerMarchForSurvival.blogspot.com/
BAN VACCINES 2013! Lobby with us in DC, April 22-24 http://www.facebook.com/events/514104375297651/
Contact "Public Advocate" ~ Cease4Peace@gmail.com
Tonight's show will feature Tim Perkins, the winner of the Logan Martin Open, the second stop of the Coosa Riverkeeper Tournament series. Tim will recap his win with us, but also share with us about the spinner baits that he developed specifically for river fishing.
Join us as we talk with Frank Chitwood of the Coosa Riverkeeper and find out some great knowledge about our state waterways, their biodiversity, ecosystems, and what the Coosa Riverkeeper is doing to help preserve that. Alabama has some pretty astonishing rankings at the national level due to our waterways, there not even all bad! Find out more when Frank shares this information with us. You can also find out how you can get involved to help protect our state's greatest natural resource!
Join Nancy Reid & Lisa Smith - publishers of BigBlendMagazines.com & NatureConnectionMagazine.com, along with Mike Dunmyer - Executive Director of Ocean Champions, for Big Blend Radio's Nature Connection show focusing on ocean and river health issues.Featured Guests:- Neal Desai - Associate Director, Pacific Region - National Parks Conservation Association- Maya van Rossum - Delaware Riverkeeper Network
Join Nancy Reid & Lisa Smith - publishers of BigBlendMagazines.com, for BIg Blend Radio's HAPPY HOUR variety show! Featured Guests: - Jeff Seymour - CFP, Engineer & President of Triangle Wealth Management who is being nationally & internationally recognized for developing an investment risk gauge called the Greedometer. His book "Greedometer 2.0. The Rats Are Jumping Ship" explains why a global recession began in 2012, will spread in 2013, and why the Greedometer forecasts a stock market crash in 2013-14 that is larger than the 2007-09 crash. - Doni Belau - Francophile & Founder of GirlsGuidetoParis.com, and host of the Girls Guide to Paris Radio Show. She was a former board member of Riverkeeper and is currently is a board member and co-founder of Ubuntu Africa. - Lisa Grey - Author of Pink Kitchen cookbook series: Pink Kitchen PESTOS, Pink Kitchen SCONES, Pink Kitchen SOUPS, Pink Kitchen SALADS - Justin Calderone - Author of 'LARP: The Battle for Verona' a fantasy adventure tale of true friendship and the disastrous consequences of social pressure.
This week we will be joined by Bruno Marcocchio who has been an active and outspoken critic of the Muskrat Falls proposed deal and its process of sanction. Many of you have heard him on talk shows and in the media express those concerns. This show allows Bruno to explain in greater detail what he believes the issues are and what alternatives there may be. As always - the more information we have the better the choices we make.
Who is Bruno?
Bruno Marcocchio has been involved with the Sierra Club Canada since 2002. He has worked on a number of campaigns including the clean-up of the Sydney tar ponds, stopping seismic testing in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Deep Panuke offshore gas project, the successful campaign to stop the Digby mega-quarry, the now stalled Irving St. John refinery and a number of other campaigns.
Bruno has been a member of the national Environmental Assessment caucus since 1990 when he, and current Sierra Club Canada Executive Director John Bennett, led a spirited community campaign to oppose the construction of the Point Aconi coal fired power plant.
Bruno has been working on the Labrador Lower Churchill hydro project since the announcement in 2008.