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Danielle Paydli

 

Gratefully living on Stz’uminus First Nation land in the Stocking Lake Watershed.

Danielle (Danni) lives in Saltair, BC. She loves her community watershed and is excited to hear from other folks across the province about their local challenges, successes and connection to their watersheds. She previously worked as the BC Organizer at the Freshwater Alliance. When she is not working, she’s either renovating her old home, exploring the woods, playing trampoline ninjas with her kids or scouring the beach for treasures.

 

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Brenden MacDonald

 

Living on Coast Salish Territory in the China Creek Urban Watershed.

From rural Vancouver Island, Brenden grew up with a deep respect for “nature”, though he recognizes this land looked a lot different and was in fact much healthier prior to Canadian colonization and the legacy of extractive industry. Brenden graduated from VIU (philosophy major, English minor) and focused on deep ecology, linguistics, and First Nations literature. He also has a trade diploma from PAVI in Audio Engineering and Production.

Watch Brenden's videos about living with schizophrenia or listen to his electronic music at nednednerb.com.

Anna Kemp

 

Gorge Creek watershed, on Songhees and Esquimalt territories.

As communications manager for Watershed Watch Salmon Society, Anna tells stories that profile the importance of wild salmon for the ecosystems, cultures and economies of B.C. On her time off, you can find her dragging her son out for walks in the forest or curled up on the couch with a good book.

 

Meghan Rooney

 

Living on the unceded and traditional territory of the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm, q̓ic̓əy̓ and Stó:lō Nations in the Pitt River watershed.

One of Meghan's earliest memories is of releasing juvenile salmon in Coquitlam's Brunette River. Since then, she has been passionate and curious about BC's ecosystems. Meghan supports both the CodeBlue BC plan and other initiatives through Watershed Watch Salmon Society that work to defend and restore BC's watersheds. When not working, she enjoys gardening and lounging around with her two cats.