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Archive for October 20th, 2010

Guardian of the World's Waterways, Mark Angelo

Mark Angelo will appear in Spring Creek: Ranchers, Anglers, Water and Trout to discuss the situation facing the Kettle River and why the Kettle tops the Outdoor Recreation Council's " Most Endangered River's List" in British Columbia. Mark is responsible for the ORC's yearly" Top 10 Most Endangered Rivers List" and writes a report ranking the province's endangered rivers. In early November, I'll be heading down to Vancouver to interview Mark at the British Columbia Institute of Technology where he's the program head of the Fish, Wildlife and Recreation Program as well as the head of the Rivers Institute. Check out Mark's Bio: Mark Angelo hails from Burnaby, British Columbia and is an internationally-celebrated river conservationist. He is the founder of both BC Rivers Day and World Rivers Day and heads the Fish, Wildlife and Recreation Program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. He has received the Order of British Columbia and the Order of Canada (his country's highest honour) in recognition of his river conservation efforts over the past four decades. Among his many other awards are the inaugural United Nations Stewardship Award and the National River Conservation Award. As an avid paddler, Mark has traveled along hundreds of rivers around the world. From 2003 to 2005, his acclaimed Riverworld program played to sold-out audiences across North America and the program's website had more than 40 million visits. In 2007, his follow-up program, Wild Water, Wild Earth, a sequel to Riverworld, enjoyed similar success. Mark continues to work on conservation issues, both across Canada and elsewhere in the world. He has written close to 300 articles and essays about his experiences and related conservation issues. He is a regular contributor to the Vancouver Sun and other newspaper travel sections and is the Deputy Chair of the Pacific Fisheries Resource Conservation Council. Mark also served as the first non-government provincial representative and Chair of the Canadian Heritage Rivers Board More Later, T>