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Arcata And Ashland Compare Notes On Marshes

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Arcata Marsh.

Humans spent many years building big mechanized facilities to keep sewage and other waste from getting into our waterways. 

In Arcata, the city and community supporters worked long and hard to get nature involved in the treatment process. 

The result is the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary, a jewel in the city's environmental crown.  It is featured in a new book called The Marsh Builders by Sharon Levy. 

She visits the studio to talk about the marsh creation.  And we bring in Ashland public works director Paula Brown, whose department will convert a piece of property the city just bought into another natural water treatment area. 

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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 over 35 years, working in both television and radio.
John Baxter's history at JPR reaches back three decades.  John was the JPR program director who was the architect of "the split" when JPR grew from a single program stream to three separate streams. We coaxed him out of retirement and he's now a co-producer of the Jefferson Exchange.