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Podcast: A Clean Water Act Birthday Episode - Behind The Scenes Reporting On Stormwater

Oct. 22, 2012 | EarthFix
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This week marked the actual 40th birthday of the Clean Water Act! Woohoo! Somebody get the balloons! Where’s the cake? As a special birthday treat, go behind the scenes as host Ashley Ahearn talks with EarthFix teammate and documentary filmmaker Katie Campbell about her awesome stormwater video and how she approached this tricky subject with an eye for stimulating visual storytelling.

Podcast Extras

Read and see much more about stormwater in the multimedia feature stories How We Got Into Such A Mess With Stormwater and If Green Roofs And Rain Gardens Are So Great, Why Aren’t There More?

In this video EarthFix follows diver and environmental advocate Laura James as she gets underwater and up close to stormwater:

Here’s the underwater time-lapse video that starts just before the rains came last week (outflow begins at about 0:50):

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