NE Rivers, Dams, Salmon and What You Otter Know

July 15, 2009
Hosted by Rob Moir

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Save the Smelt! Wiscasset Maine, Don Hudson is working to restore 10.6 sq mi Montsweag Brook watershed, a tributary of the Sheepscot River. The brook's estuary flows by Chewonki. They’ve got two dams to take out to restore fish passage without compromising CMP’s mitigation plan. Tune in for how this is being remediated and rescued. Discover Global Warming’s consequences for rivers of the Northeast. Piotr Parasiewicz will share observations and insights into the effects of global warming on the Lamprey River in NH, Wekepeke Brook, the Fort, Deerfield and Westfield Rivers in MA, the Saugatuck and Aspetuck Rivers in CT. Each river’s ecology is being uniquely impacted by 387 ppm carbon-loading in the atmosphere. Hear how to increase public awareness and to empower citizen-scientists. Pull on your Wellingtons and wade in. Dave Wilmot will end the show with weekly Ocean Champions segment with breaking news for ocean conservation politics in Washington DC.

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With the knowledge of Carson and the courage of Achilles, individuals are steadfastly going the distance to defend wildlife and ecosystems from assaults of environmental degradations and destructions. Join environmental studies scientist Dr. Rob Moir for lively dialogue and revealing narrative inquiry into how individuals are overcoming the obstacles turning forlorn hope into effective actions for oceans, rivers, watersheds, wildlife and ecosystems. Discover how listening to individuals, thinking locally, and acting in concert with other, you can act to save ecosystems. Got environmental stewardship? Become an Eco-steward. Act to bring about a greener and blue Planet Earth.

Rob Moir

Rob Moir is director and founder of the Ocean River Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Moir, an educator and scientist, has been a leader of citizen science and efforts to clean up Salem Sound and Boston Harbor, as founder of Salem Sound Harbor Monitors & Salem Sound 2000, later president of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, and through his appointment by the Secretary of Interior to the Boston Harbor Islands Partnership. He was formerly Curator of Natural History at the Peabody Essex Museum, Curator of Education at the New England Aquarium and Executive Director of the Discovery Museums in Acton, MA. Dr. Moir was awarded a Switzer Environmental Fellowship from the Robert & Patricia Switzer Foundation, and the James Centorino Award for Distinguished Performance in Marine Education by the National Marine Educators Association, which he later served as president. He was Sea Education Association’s first assistant scientist to work consecutive voyages of the R.V. Westward in 1979 and 1980, an advancement officer for his alma mater, Hampshire College and serves today on the boards of his alma mater, Cambridge School of Weston, Ocean Champions, and the Massachusetts League of Environmental Voters. Dr. Moir has a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies and a Masters of Science and Teaching from Antioch New England Graduate School in Keene, NH and certificate of studies from the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole.

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