Daylighting rivers in Dartmouth and cleaning up a harbour beach

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Habitat: Conversations about how we live

Part 1:  Daylighting the Sawmill River in downtown Dartmouth
A river linking Halifax Harbour with the Shubenacadie Canal system has been buried for 40 years. Now there's a movement to uncover the river, and restore its capacity to both handle flooding and provide habitat for fish and microorganisms.  Oh, and it will also look better!

Part 2: Cleaning up the harbour's "green gem": McNab's Island
You wouldn't believe how many plastic items you can find in a small stretch of beach, everything from toothpaste caps to plastic straws to tampon applicators.  Oh, so many tampon applicators…  
On June 1, 2014, I hopped on a boat along with 170 other volunteers headed to McNab's Island for the annual cleanup, organized every year by the Friends of McNab's Society

Produced by Erica Butler for  @habitatradio

Music: Expatriated


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