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Category: River Talks

Innovative Stream Restoration in Mansker Creek (with Adam Spiller and Zach Mryncza, KCI Technologies)

   The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 2021–2030 as the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. The Decade positions the restoration of ecosystems as a major nature-based solution towards meeting a wide range of global development goals and national priorities. The healthier our ecosystems are, the healthier the planet – and its people. The Cumberland […]

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Discovering and Preserving our Most Imperiled Aquatic Biodiversity with Conservation Fisheries (ft. J.R. Shute and Pat Rakes)

 Summary Childhoods spent exploring creeks, streams, and ponds inspired a lifelong dedication to protect aquatic biodiversity for JR Shute and Pat Rakes. Together they founded Conservation Fisheries a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of aquatic biodiversity in streams and rivers, particularly in the Southeast. In today’s episode of River Talks, JR and Pat […]

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Youth for Appalachian Climate Justice

  Subscribe to River Talks on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google. Summary Climate change is one of the most pressing problems faced by today’s global community. Across the United States, we see constant reminders that climate change is here: record heat in the Pacific Northwest, wildlife smoke that hazes the air in Tennessee, or 100-year […]

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Nature-Friendly Spring Gardening

Spring has sprung and for many people, it’s time to refresh their gardens. The green spaces near our homes, whether they are simply raised beds or fully landscaped yards, can provide a place of joy and wonder right out our own back doors. But these spaces can also help support our waterways and nature.   For […]

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Water as a Human Right: The Water System

  This post is a transcription of the Water as a Human Right: The Water System episode in our River Talks podcast.   Catherine Price Welcome to the Cumberland River Compact’s River Talks podcast. Our podcast explores topics related to the health, enjoyment, and protection of the Cumberland River basin’s, water, people, and special places. In […]

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Water as a Human Right: Challenges to our Water

This post is a transcription of the Water as a Human Right: Challenges to our Water episode in our River Talks podcast.   Catherine Price Welcome to the Cumberland River Compact’s River Talks podcast. Our podcast explores topics related to the health, enjoyment, and protection of the Cumberland River basin’s, water, people, and special places. In […]

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Water as a Human Right: Time to Thrive

This post is a transcription of the Water as a Human Right: Time to Thrive episode in our River Talks podcast.   Catherine Price Welcome to the Cumberland River Compact’s River Talks podcast. Our podcast explores topics related to the health, enjoyment, and protection of the Cumberland River basin’s, water, people, and special places. In this […]

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