Sustainable Living Leadership Program

Rivershed Profile: Ella Parker—A focus on watersheds

By Lisa Bland – Ella Parker has always loved rivers, even before participating in the Rivershed Society of BC’s Sustainable Living Leadership Program (SLLP) last summer. She grew up in the Yukon and has extensive river experience, including day- and week-long trips in the summer to the Takhini River with her family and multi-day ...
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Rivershed Profile: Sasha Makhneva—Experiencing nature is the best way to be inspired to protect it

By Lisa Bland – Sasha Makhneva is an environmental science student at Simon Fraser University with many creative talents and interests such as singing, art, drawing, and music. She also loves to explore and go on epic adventures. Originally from Russia and now living in Burnaby, BC, Sasha was inspired by Fin Donnelly, founder ...
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Rivershed Profile: Sammy Penner—A passion for conservation and sustainability

By Lisa Bland – Sammy Penner’s love for the natural world began at an early age. She grew up in an outdoorsy family and has been surrounded by nature all her life. She’s always felt connected to the water. Sammy’s father was a fisherman, their family lived on the Fraser River delta, and later ...
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Rivershed Profile: Myka Kollmann—Reflections on a river journey to the sea

By Lisa Bland – Myka Kollmann grew up in the Bronx, New York and has lived in Vancouver for the past 13 years. She is currently a fourth-year undergrad at UBC studying social justice and environmental studies. Myka enjoys working in her community and being out in nature. She has been volunteering with a ...
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Rivershed Profile: Erica Stahl—A bigger picture in shifting the focus to riversheds

By Lisa Bland – Erica Stahl is a public interest environmental lawyer. She grew up in Vancouver and worked at the Canadian Environmental Law Association for two years after completing Law School in Toronto where she obtained a joint Master’s degree in environmental studies and law. She now works for West Coast Environmental Law ...
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Rivershed Profile: Brandi Wattam—Building the foundation for a dream

By Lisa Bland – Brandi Wattam is a passionate naturalist. Growing up in Ontario, she spent a lot of time outdoors and canoeing. In BC, she has worked in a number of nature-related jobs including seasonal fruit picking, mushroom picking, treeplanting, and working in greenhouses. Brandi also has a passion for facilitation and leadership, ...
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Rivershed Profile: Riley Brennan—A watershed perspective for change

By Lisa Bland – Riley Brennan has always felt connected to nature, and she has spent a lot of time recreational canoeing and fishing. She lives at the confluence of the Nechako and Fraser rivers in Prince George and is studying political science, environmental studies, and business at the University of Northern BC. Riley ...
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Rivershed Profile: Brock Endean—Building community along the river

By Lisa Bland – Brock Endean grew up in the rural community of Chase, BC, in unceded Secwépemc territory. He loves to learn and explore the natural world and is currently a youth director on the Fraser Basin Council (FBC). Brock is Métis on his mother’s side and has volunteered and worked with many ...
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Rivershed Profile: Vanessa Scott—A voice for change in the headwaters

By Lisa Bland – Vanessa Scott’s passion for the ocean and water began in childhood. She grew up sailing in the Mediterranean and Pacific Northwest, and her family has lived on the BC coast for four generations. She currently resides in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island and has studied journalism, communications and, more ...
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Rivershed Profile: Lisa Bland—Flowing with the river for change

By Lisa Bland – Lisa loves being on and near the water and has lived in wild beautiful places for as long as she can remember. The tidal pools and temperate rainforests of rural communities in coastal British Columbia where she grew up shaped her sense of place, passion, and commitment towards caring for ...
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