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A Tale Of Turning A Ditch Back Into A Stream

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It's easy to take our physical surroundings for granted, especially if we're outdoors and the landscape is pretty.  But could it be pretty in different ways? 

That's the question that faced biologist Scott Freeman and his family.  The "drainage ditch" they adopted was actually a stream, as important as any stream to the creatures who live in it... and downstream, and in the bay, and so on. 

The process of working to restore that stream is told in Scott Freeman's book Saving Tarboo Creek: One Family's Quest to Heal the Land.  The author joins us with the high points of the story.  

 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.
April Ehrlich is an editor and reporter at Oregon Public Broadcasting. Previously, she was a news host and reporter at Jefferson Public Radio.