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Episode 22: AmeriCorps!

Published July 31st, 2021
In this episode, you'll hear from members currently serving with United Communities AmeriCorps, as well as UCA's Program Director and Umpqua Watersheds' Executive Director, with a guest appearance by Umpqua Watershed's next AmeriCorps member, who will be...

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Episode 21: Understanding More of Oregon’s History – or Herstory

Published July 31st, 2021
In celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month, this episode will explore the connections between women, especially lesbian women, and the environment, as well as dive into the history of a special area of land called Cabbage Canyon. Our guest for this episode is J...

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Episode 20: Reflections on Time Spent in Somalia

Published July 31st, 2021
This episode features an interview with MaryAnn Shank, who shares about the time she spent serving with the Peace Corps in Somalia years ago. She reflects on what she has learned in the intervening years, and the benefits of service. Resources & Links fo...

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Episode 19: Staying Connected with Environmental (& Other) Organizations As We Age

Published July 31st, 2021
This episode features an interview with Lillene Fifield, who shares some recommendations for staying active, and staying connected as you get older. Additionally, she reflects on how religious institutions and other groups can be environmentally consciou...

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Episode 18: Crater Lake

Published July 31st, 2021
In this episode, you'll learn about Crater Lake and the surrounding wilderness, and the efforts being taken to protect them. Bob Hoehne and Bob Allen share their connections with the region, and ways to support this Oregon treasure. Resources & Links for...

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Episode 17: The Healing Power of Nature

Published July 31st, 2021
This episode features an interview with Elena Lininger, creator of the organization Source One Serenity, which offers local veterans and their families opportunities to participate in nature immersion activities, as well as the associated social enterpri...

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Episode 16: Interview with a Local Author – Robert Leo Heilman

Published July 31st, 2021
In this episode, you'll hear from Robert Leo Heilman, a local author who wrote the book Overstory: Zero, Real Life in Timber Country. In the interview, he discusses the importance of complexities - and some of the dangers of ignoring them, as well as wha...

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Episode 15: Intro to Forest Bathing – Part 2

Published July 31st, 2021
This episode features an interview with Sari Telpner, certified forest therapy guide and health educator. You'll learn more about what forest therapy, also called forest bathing, is, as well as other nature-connected practices that offer a multitude of b...

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Episode 14: Intro to Forest Bathing – Part 1

Published July 31st, 2021
In this episode, you'll hear from Michelle Winter, certified forest therapy guide, about forest bathing - or forest therapy walks - and the benefits of spending intentional time in nature. Tune in and be refreshed as you learn about a new way to engage w...

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Episode 13: Local Fish & Streams

Published July 31st, 2021
This episode features interviews with Jeff Dose & Jeff McEnroe, both of whom have worked as fish biologists in the area. Our conversations cover the types of fish in local streams, various impacts on the waters and aquatic species they contain, and habit...

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