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Voices of the Land

Voices of the Land

By Westerly Land Trust
Voices of the Land is created to tell a rolling story of land conservation from all angles and perspectives, and to educate the public on why the Land Trust’s mission of conserving land is beneficial to the community and the environment.
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Ep. 16 -- The Ethical Forager, Keith Cowley
WLT goes earth-to-table with local naturalist and wild food forager Keith Cowley. Join us at the Barlow Nature Preserve studio for a conversation about ethical foraging, invasive species and the lifetime of lessons waiting for us in the woods.  You can learn more about Keith at his website, EthicalForager.org, or visit him at the Living Sharks Museum in downtown Westerly, Rhode Island. Support this podcast and the work of the Westerly Land Trust by becoming a member today! 
01:06:05
March 25, 2022
Ep. 15 - Watch Hill Conservancy
We took the show on the road! Erika and I sat down with Jocelyn Lahey and Dan Cole of the Watch Hill Conservancy to talk about coastal resiliency, Napatree Point Conservation Area and the dynamic conservation landscape in and around Westerly.  Be sure to keep an eye out for some of Watch Hill Conservancy's cool happenings, like the Lamphear LIVE! speaker series, Saturday morning walks, and the annual State of Napatree Report!
52:57
February 25, 2022
Ep. 14 - Forest Bathing w/ Deirdre O'Connor
Certified Forest Therapy Guide and bicycling birder Deirdre O'Connor sheds light on the growing trend of Forest Bathing and opens our senses to the healing powers of the natural world.
01:02:17
January 28, 2022
Ep. 13 - Lizz Malloy
In our final episode of 2021, Erika and Joe speak to Lizz Malloy.  All the topics of our past episodes culminate here in a discussion about intersectionality, grass roots organizing, and getting things done! Lizz Malloy no longer works for TerraCorps. Westerly Land Trust's Voices of the Land is dedicated to telling a rolling story of land conservation from all angles and perspectives, and educating the public on why WLT's mission is beneficial to the community and to the environment. Listen to find ways to help you connect more with nature!
32:40
December 31, 2021
Ep. 12 - Stonington Kelp Co.
Dive into the details of the kelp farm industry with Suzie Flores of Stonington Kelp Co. based in Stonington, CT! Erika and Joe discuss water quality and land management, kelp physiology, and localized, open-source agriculture! @stoningtonkelpco Westerly Land Trust's Voices of the Land is dedicated to telling a rolling story of land conservation from all angles and perspectives, and educating the public on why WLT's mission is beneficial to the community and to the environment. Listen to find ways to help you connect more with nature!
48:02
November 26, 2021
Ep. 11 - RI Bird Atlas 2.0
Erika and Joe speak with Dr. Charles Clarkson on his work the Rhode Island Bird Atlas 2.0, and his ornithological career! https://www.ribirdatlas.com/ Westerly Land Trust's Voices of the Land is dedicated to telling a rolling story of land conservation from all angles and perspectives, and educating the public on why WLT's mission is beneficial to the community and to the environment. Listen to find ways to help you connect more with nature!
53:40
October 29, 2021
Ep. 10- Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council
Dive into river conservation and exploration with TerraCorps member Naya Black, the Youth Education Coordinator at the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council! IG: Thewoony https://wrwc.org/wp/ Westerly Land Trust's Voices of the Land is dedicated to telling a rolling story of land conservation from all angles and perspectives, and educating the public on why WLT's mission is beneficial to the community and to the environment. Listen to find ways to help you connect more with nature!
36:03
September 24, 2021
Ep. 9 - Save the Bay
Joe and Erika speak with Save the Bay's South County Coast Keeper Dave Prescott about his role as a Coast Keeper, the issues Little Narragansett Bay and the Pawcatuck River continue to face, and the intersection of water health and climate change. https://www.savebay.org/ Westerly Land Trust's Voices of the Land is dedicated to telling a rolling story of land conservation from all angles and perspectives, and educating the public on why WLT's mission is beneficial to the community and to the environment. Listen to find ways to help you connect more with nature!
01:12:54
August 27, 2021
Ep. 8- Vita Nova Compost
Joe and Erika talk with James Cruso of Vita Nova Compost to learn the ins-and-outs of the compost industry and its crucial role in diverting waste and reducing greenhouse gas emissions! Visit James' website at https://www.vitanovacompost.com/  @vitanovacompost Westerly Land Trust's Voices of the Land is dedicated to telling a rolling story of land conservation from all angles and perspectives, and educating the public on why WLT's mission is beneficial to the community and to the environment. Listen to find ways to help you connect more with nature!
41:17
July 30, 2021
Ep. 7- Echo Rock Flowers
Stephanie Bennett, owner of Echo Rock Flowers, answers budding questions about the cut flower industry, promoting sustainability through locality, pollination, and cooperation with nature to give her customers beautiful flowers all summer long. @Echorockflowers Westerly Land Trust's Voices of the Land is dedicated to telling a rolling story of land conservation from all angles and perspectives, and educating the public on why WLT's mission is beneficial to the community and to the environment. Listen to find ways to help you connect more with nature!
52:09
June 25, 2021
Ep. 6- Frame and Focus Media
The Westerly Land Trust has an amazing short film about land conservation called "Keepers of the Land." Hear from the producers of that film, Matt Andrew and Hillary Frederico, of Frame and Focus Media, to learn about land conservation through storytelling! Instagram: @frameandfocus.media Westerly Land Trust's Voices of the Land is dedicated to telling a rolling story of land conservation from all angles and perspectives, and educating the public on why WLT's mission is beneficial to the community and to the environment. Listen to find ways to help you connect more with nature!
54:56
May 28, 2021
Ep. 5 - RI Fish and Wildlife
How do you engage people in outdoor education? With community science, outdoor classrooms, and growing an affinity for nature, that's how! Mary Gannon and Gabby DeMeillon have all the answers as part of the Wildlife Outreach Program with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Fish and Wildlife Division! Critter Kits: http://www.dem.ri.gov/programs/fish-wildlife/wildlifehuntered/outreach/critterkits/index.php @RhodeIslandDEM Westerly Land Trust's Voices of the Land is dedicated to telling a rolling story of land conservation from all angles and perspectives, and educating the public on why WLT's mission is beneficial to the community and to the environment. Listen to find ways to help you connect more with nature!
55:39
April 30, 2021
Ep. 4- URI Researchers
We discuss the intersection of beetles, bobcat research, and land conservation with two scientists from the University of Rhode Island- entomologist Dr. Lisa Tewksbury and research associate Amy Mayer.  URI BioControl Lab: https://web.uri.edu/biocontrol/ Find the Fisher study at https://www.lakenganoe.com/meet-ri-fishers.html Westerly Land Trust's Voices of the Land is dedicated to telling a rolling story of land conservation from all angles and perspectives, and educating the public on why WLT's mission is beneficial to the community and to the environment. Listen to find ways to help you connect more with nature!
53:20
March 26, 2021
Ep. 3 - Aquidneck Land Trust
Joe and Erika speak with Anita Montero and Alex Chuman from the Aquidneck Land Trust to hear about how conservation easements work, what island conservation is like, and what life is like as a land conservationist during a pandemic. Learn about how you can make a difference in your community! Westerly Land Trust's Voices of the Land is dedicated to telling a rolling story of land conservation from all angles and perspectives, and educating the public on why WLT's mission is beneficial to the community and to the environment. Listen to find ways to help you connect more with nature! Learn more about Aquidneck Land Trust at https://ailt.org/
30:48
February 26, 2021
Ep. 2 - Frontier Farm
Erika and Joe speak with Frontier Farm owner, Cassidy Whipple, about sustainable agriculture and its role going into the future.  Westerly Land Trust's Voices of the Land is dedicated to telling a rolling story of land conservation from all angles and perspectives, and educating the public on why WLT's mission is beneficial to the community and to the environment. Listen to find ways to help you connect more with nature! Learn more about Frontier Farm at https://frontierfarmri.com/ and on Facebook and Instagram @frontierfarmri
45:22
January 29, 2021
Ep. 1 - Westerly Land Trust
To kick off the first episode, Joe Barnes and Erika Lebling interview their coworkers at the Westerly Land Trust to learn about land conservation and how they got involved in this career field. Plus, hear funny hiking stories and sure signs that things are going well. Westerly Land Trust's Voices of the Land is dedicated to telling a rolling story of land conservation from all angles and perspectives, and educating the public on why WLT's mission is beneficial to the community and to the environment. Listen to find ways to help you connect more with nature! Learn more about WLT at https://westerlylandtrust.org/ Facebook and Instagram: @WesterlyLandTrust
32:29
January 29, 2021
Voices of the Land Trailer
A collection of quotes and snippets of upcoming episodes for the Westerly Land Trust's podcast, Voices of the Land. Voices of the Land tells a rolling story of land conservation from all angles and perspectives, to educate the public on why the Land Trust’s mission of conserving land is beneficial to the community and the environment.  Intro/Outro music credit to Purple Planet Music.
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January 22, 2021