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Episode 6: Caring for Critters (Plus Highlights from Living Downstream’s First Month On Air)

Published June 22nd, 2021 in Education-AmeriCorps

This episode features interviews with Peggy Cheatham of Umpqua Wildlife Rescue and Megan Gram of Saving Grace Pet Adoption Center; in it you’ll learn the important & difficult job of wildlife rehabilitators, creative uses for baby socks, what to do if you find baby kittens, and how to get involved with both organizations. Additionally, Marnie Allbritten shared a song she wrote for an eagle she helped rehabilitate (lyrics below).

Now that we’re one month in, we’ll share a few highlights from the first five episodes as well!

Links/Websites Mentioned in (or related to) Episode 6

Lyrics for “Golden Friend” by Marnie Allbritten (Featured in Episode 6)

Golden friend, you take me flying in your memory.

Eagle friend, you teach me how to fly free.

Wounded friend, I know how it must feel trapped in your cage of steel

I want to help you heal.

Take my song and rise with it above the pain.

Take my tears and join them to the rain.

Take my love and soar above the clouds, unbroken and unbowed.

So gentle and so proud.

‘Cause each one has a role to play on the turning wheel

And the one that we set free today will help the earth to heal.

Golden friend, you take me flying in your memory.

Eagle friend, you teach me how to fly free.

Eagle friend, I swear the pain will end, like shadows on the wind,

And you will fly again.

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