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Kurt Moser

President, Four Mile Run Conservatory Foundation in Alexandria

Nearby Nature and Transformation at Four Mile Run

PRESENTED ON NOV 07, 2018
IN ALEXANDRIA @ VOL 2

Something remarkable has been going on at Four Mile Run Park, a trail and waterway that passes through urban industrial areas in northern Virginia, USA. After decades of pollution and neglect, through the efforts of volunteers, the area is coming back to life. Kurt Moser, president of the Four Mile Run Conservatory Foundation, details how we can sometimes transform nature around us to positive effect. 

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Restoring the Everglades

BY DON DEANGELIS
@ VOL 15 ON APR 20, 2012

Don DeAngelis (of the U.S. Geological Survey) covers the organization's project that targets the restoration of wading bird habitats in the Everglades.

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Forever Weird, and Not So Clear

BY ED KEEGAN
@ VOL 32 ON DEC 02, 2014

"Exploring the successful intersection of nature and design is THE challenge of the 21st century. Where does nature end and architecture begin?"

Writer and architect Ed Keegan tells us just why Chicago architecture is so weird. Ed delves into the history behind Chicago’s architectural oddities and ultimately concludes these unique spaces are a good thing. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 17, 2015.

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The Future of Flooding

BY SAMUEL BUDIN
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

Samuel Lang Budin is a social documentary photographer living in Brooklyn and working primarily in the depressive realist mode. He makes 35mm and medium format slide shows about climate change anxiety, aging and death, naked people in their own homes, the personal discomforts of travel, and the encroaching sea. Just you wait!

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Waterways

BY URBAN EBERHART
@ VOL 7 ON AUG 25, 2016

With an eternal heart, Urban Everhart is pioneering how we channel our local resources to funnel into badly needed drylands. This natioanlly recognized project has kept farmers out of danger and animals out of extinction.

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I <3 Atlanta Parks & Rec

BY AMY PHUONG
IN ATLANTA

Amy Phuong is the Commissioner of Atlanta Parks & Recreation which means that she is a real-life Leslie Knope! Parks and Rec is about spaces and how those spaces are used, not just city parks. But how is that use determined? Listen as Amy describes life as ATL's Leslie Knope!

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Ribbon of Green: DL&W Rail Trail

BY JAJEAN ROSE-BURNEY
@ VOL 19 ON MAR 14, 2018

"Amid a dense urban environment, a beautiful ribbon of green stretches off into the distance…”

In Ribbon of Green: DL&W Rail Trail from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19, Deputy Executive Director of the Western New York Land Conservancy, Jajean Burney, describes the vision of a 1.5-mile elevated linear park, greenway and rail trail on the former Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad corridor in Buffalo, New York. Similar to the High Line park in Manhattan, where an abandoned stretch of the New York Central Railroad has been transformed to a vibrant public space, the goal of the DL&W Rail Trail is to redevelop an obsolete infrastructure as public space to encourage human connection with nature and neighborhoods. 

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Restoring waterways in the Burdekin

BY SCOTT FRY
@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2018

Scott Fry

Senior Field Officer NQ Dry Tropics

Restoring waterways in the Burdekin

Burdekin farms are the filters through which water enters the reef, and farmers are also great fishermen. Scott is going to tell us about the work farmers are doing to improve reef water quality.

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Penticton Oxbows Wetlands Conservation

BY RICK MCKELVEY
@ VOL 12 ON MAY 17, 2018

Tour the wetlands between British Columbia's Okanagan and Skaha lakes with Rick McKelvey, a retired wildlife biologist who works with the Friends of the Oxbows to preserve and rejuvenate the oxbows along the Penticton river channel.

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The River and the Wall

BY JAY KLEBERG
@ VOL 20 ON OCT 12, 2018

Jay Kleberg shares the story of a team of diverse adventurers embarked on an epic 1,200-mile journey along the United States/Mexico border, down the Rio Grande in December 2017 to experience the vast landscapes before further construction of a border wall. During the horse, mountain bike, and canoe-powered journey, they encountered personal stories from both sides of the border, examined differing immigration viewpoints, and explored the impacts to wildlife, public lands, private landowners, and all who call the borderlands home. The 72-day journey is part of the feature documentary THE RIVER AND THE WALL was released in 2019 and is available on itues movies.

More info about the film can be found at the website https://theriverandthewall.com