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709 Watershed

709 Watershed host Darren Sheppard guides you through interviews with guest that have a direct impact on the Indian Bay Watershed and "The Shore". These are the experts, storytellers, and decision-makers in politics, environmental topics, tourism, and business. 709 Watershed is based in beautiful Indian Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Co-Producer Paul Vincent. Ads recorded by Kaylene Stagg. 

Tracks

43. Black Cat Cemetery Preservation - A Conversation with Robyn Lacy & Ian Petty
On this episode, Host Darren Sheppard speaks with Black Cat Cemetery Preservation regarding their latest work in cemeteries in Greenspond and other locations in Newfoundland.  Robyn and Ian also talk about techniques used in such preservation work, how individuals or groups can contact them to have work done on their own graveyards, their love for Newfoundland & Labrador, and much more!Music by Giorgio Di Campo for FreeSound Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j8sO7-kbRcMusic by Ricky Valadezhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Ov1XLAg1c
51:52 9/24/23
42. A Conversation with Qalipu First Nation's Councilor Frank Skeard
On this episode, host Darren Sheppard chats with Frank Skeard, Councilor with the Qalipu First Nation (Glenwood Ward). Frank also is the District Ecosystem Manager for Forest Management with the Provincial Government, and is a member of the Gander and Area Chamber of Commerce. Frank has a true love for nature and helping people, of which, he goes into detail on that, and more! Music by Giorgio Di Campo for FreeSound Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j8sO7-kbRcMusic by Ricky Valadezhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Ov1XLAg1c
40:42 8/30/23
41. The 4th Annual Greenspond Show with guest Terry Carter, Linda White, & Heather Gordon
The fourth annual Greenspond show was recorded in mid-July, 2023 on site at Ida's Place within the fishing shed on the property. Guest included Terry Carter, owner of Sainsbury Lane, who talks about the history of the house, his roots to Greenspond, and summary of how he and his wife Elaine became owners of the beautiful home on the island. Linda White, publisher of the Greenspond Letter and administrator of the Greenspond Historical Society Facebook page, speaks about cemetery restoration and other historical pieces on the island. And Ida's Place owner/operator Heather Gordon, speaks about some of the connections she's made while operating the tea room for the past seven years. Music by Giorgio Di Campo for FreeSound Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j8sO7-kbRcMusic by Ricky Valadezhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Ov1XLAg1c
91:44 7/30/23
40. In-Depth Conversation with Stewardship Association of Municipalities Executive Director Zachary Burrows
On this episode, we speak to Stewardship Association of Municipalities Executive Director Zachary Burrows. Known affectionately as SAM, the organization works with the Eastern Habitat Joint Venture in Newfoundland & Labrador to secure, enhance, & restore important wildlife habitat within municipal planning boundaries. The Town of Indian Bay has been a member of SAM since 2016, which has allowed for a strong partnership between IBEC and SAM to develop on several projects and shared interest. Music by Giorgio Di Campo for FreeSound Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j8sO7-kbRcMusic by Ricky Valadezhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Ov1XLAg1c
59:40 6/20/23
39. Seabirds 101 - A Conversation with Seabird Biologist Sabina Wilhelm
Curious about the Avian Flu and its affect on seabirds around Newfoundland? Are Murres safe to eat in this year's hunt? What is causing Leach's Storm-Petrels to be eaten in Cape Freels? Well, you've picked the right episode! Host Darren Sheppard speaks with Environment and Climate Change Canada Seabird Biologist Sabina Wilhelm. She also has a summer home in Greenspond, which we discuss at the end of the show.Music by Giorgio Di Campo for FreeSound Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j8sO7-kbRcMusic by Ricky Valadezhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Ov1XLAg1c
49:22 9/22/22
38. Stories of Greenspond - Part Two - Wade Kean & Linda White
The second part of this season's "Stories of Greenspond" recorded live at Ida's Place, features Co-Owner of Hub of the North, Wade Kean (Sylvia was busy cooking in the restaurant), who talks about his love for Greenspond, the suites and restaurant they operate, the tourism sector, and much more! We also welcome Historian Linda White, creator of the Greenspond Historical Society Facebook page, who talks about cemetery restoration on the island, tracing Greenspond family routes from Europe, ideas for the Orangemen's Lodge, and the planned visit of another famous Newfoundland historian and his curiosity about Bonfire Night and how it is still such a strong tradition in Greenspond. An intriguing episode awaits for your listening pleasure!Music by Giorgio Di Campo for FreeSound Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j8sO7-kbRcMusic by Ricky Valadezhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Ov1XLAg1c  
62:47 8/31/22
37. The 3rd Annual Stories of Greenspond - Heather Gordon, Colton & Jade, and Mayor Herb Burry
709 Watershed is back on Greenspond for its 3rd annual "Stories of Greenspond" episodes. Two shows were produced from this year's visit, with this show having the Owner/Operator of Ida's Place, Heather Gordon, speaking about what has happen to the business over the past year and about her cheesecake and cinnamon buns. Host Darren Sheppard also speaks to Colton Firmage and Jade Burton, two young entrepreneurs of "Berries and Beads", who call Greenspond home, and who share their thoughts on what it is like to be a kid from the island. And Mayor Herb Burry stops by to discuss his opinions of what Greenspond has to offer to visitors or potential new residents, the importance of tourism and the fishery to the community, and provides insight on how the causeway came about to replace the ferry.Music by Giorgio Di Campo for FreeSound Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j8sO7-kbRcMusic by Ricky Valadezhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Ov1XLAg1c 
56:17 8/3/22
36. Triffie Parsons - Town Manager/Clerk of Indian Bay, Chair of IBEC, and Councillor of CWT
Host Darren Sheppard sits down with Triffie Parsons, the multi-talented, multi-hat wearing, Town Manager/Clerk of Indian Bay, Chair of Indian Bay Ecosystem Corporation, and Councillor of Centreville-Wareham-Trinity (CWT). She talks about the challenges and positives facing both Indian Bay and CWT. She shares some personal experiences from her past and her family. And she talks about her strong viewpoints regarding environmental topics facing the area and IBEC. An insightful episode awaits!Music by Giorgio Di Campo for FreeSound Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j8sO7-kbRcMusic by Ricky Valadezhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Ov1XLAg1c
38:15 6/29/22
35. Ashley Noseworthy - CEO/President of Edgewise Environmental
Host Darren Sheppard chats with Ashley Noseworthy, CEO/President of Edgewise Environmental. It is a St. John's based environmental consultancy focused on marine mammal, seabird, and marine noise mitigation solutions. Ashley has a background working with marine mammals and has worked in various positions offshore and throughout the world. She recently trained Indian Bay Ecosystem Corporation personnel on various seabird protocols to be utilized in our Leach's Storm-Petrel study in Cape Freels, and she took the time after this training to appear on 709 Watershed.Music by Giorgio Di Campo for FreeSound Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j8sO7-kbRcMusic by Ricky Valadezhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Ov1XLAg1c
39:27 5/26/22
34. A Day In The Life Of A Shorebird
The Grade 8 class of Centreville Academy took on this BBC radio soap opera feel episode, providing insight of what it is like to be a shorebird in today's world, with professionalism and excitement! Written by Mrs. Perry with assistance from a couple of her students, the other students became shorebirds you would find in Cape Freels and Queen's Meade in Newtown. Every wonder what it was like to be chased by a dog? To be stuck in a bucket? To have your "home" taken away? Well, wonder no more! Listen to this unique and informative episode that will remind you of the era of radio soap operas, written and produced right here along "The Shore". Music by Giorgio Di Campo for FreeSound Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j8sO7-kbRcMusic by Ricky Valadezhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Ov1XLAg1c
24:08 4/28/22
33. Indian Bay Municipal Park - A Conversation with Park Manager Brendalee Fancy
Indian Bay Municipal Park is situated alongside the Indian Bay River. With over 50 sites and access to one of the best Salmon angling rivers in the province, it is a popular destination for many. Brendalee discusses what amenities are available, the cost involved with staying at the Park, and its involvement in promoting tourism and good stewardship for the Indian Bay area.Music by Giorgio Di Campo for FreeSound Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j8sO7-kbRcMusic by Ricky Valadezhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Ov1XLAg1c
29:33 3/30/22
32. Polar Bears & Coastal Labrador: A Conversation with Inuit Elder Derrick Pottle
Inuit elder Derrick Pottle chats with host Darren Sheppard about Polar Bear safety, his experiences with Polar Bears, conducting hunts, and guiding tourist in the North for "Nanuk". His knowledge and guidance regarding the sub-population of the Davis Strait Polar Bear is amazing, and his detailed storytelling comes through easily in this episode. Working with us via our project with the Department of Environment and Climate Change Canada, Derrick has been a tremendous source of guidance regarding the cultural aspect of how the Inuit of Labrador deal with Polar Bears. Music by Giorgio Di Campo for FreeSound Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j8sO7-kbRcMusic by Ricky Valadezhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Ov1XLAg1c 
38:00 2/27/22
31. Life & Times of Florence Cross, Owner/Operator of Karma Cafe & Textile Exchange
Local environmentalist and youth advocate Florence Cross is our guest. She discusses her life as a former educator in Grand Falls-Winsor, plus how her will and desire to help others turned into two successful local non-profits, Karma Cafe in Newtown and Textile Exchange in Templeman.Music by Giorgio Di Campo for FreeSound Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j8sO7-kbRcMusic by Ricky Valadezhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Ov1XLAg1c
49:52 2/1/22
30. Kittiwake Snowmobile Association President Wayne Bruce
Host Darren Sheppard chats with Kittiwake Snowmobile Association (KSA) President Wayne Bruce regarding what the KSA does within the area regarding trail development, grooming of over 100kms of snowmobile trails, fundraising for trail improvements, and more. Wayne also explains the partnerships that are vital for the success of the trail system, including that with the Newfoundland and Labrador Snowmobile Federation, which plays a huge role in the grooming operations and provides access to funding for the Club.Music by Giorgio Di Campo for FreeSound Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j8sO7-kbRcMusic by Ricky Valadezhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Ov1XLAg1c
46:48 1/4/22
29. Interview with Lori King, creator of the extremely popular Staycation NL Facebook group
Host Darren Sheppard chats with Lori on everything tourism within the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Little did she know that her vacation group on Facebook would explode to well over 70,000 members, making it the must-visit site for finding details about unique vacation spots, places to visit, and things to do when visiting the province or for those Newfoundlanders who are looking at exploring their home province. Lori also shares her favourite spots on the island to visit and what is on her bucket list for future plans.Music by Giorgio Di Campo for FreeSound Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j8sO7-kbRcMusic by Ricky Valadezhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Ov1XLAg1c
51:28 11/30/21
28. Tracy Gibbons - Chair of the Lumsden Beach Committee
Tracy Gibbons is the Chair of the Lumsden Beach Committee, which has taken the initiative to cleanup the sandy beaches within the Town of Lumsden, and who partner with the Town on improvements for visitors to the beaches, educational programs, signage, and more. A volunteer organization, Tracy represents a strong voice for those who love the sandy beaches of Lumsden, and who wish to see it enjoyed for generations to come.Music by Giorgio Di Campo for FreeSound Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j8sO7-kbRcMusic by Ricky Valadezhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Ov1XLAg1c
37:50 10/25/21
27. Stories of Greenspond, the Second Season - Part Two: Rev. Deede and Linda White
We return to Greenspond for another installment of our Stories of Greenspond series. Recorded at two locations, the first continuing with our previous location in the fishing stage overlooking the cove behind Ida's Place, host Darren Sheppard interviews Rev. Deede and his wife Cynthia, who have made the visit to Greenspond annually for four decades, from New York State. They discuss their love for the island, its people, and religion. Then, it is off to Ship Island, and a visit with Linda White, to discuss the Greenspond Letter, where she shares publicly for the first time how she came up with the name (which involves political scandal),  her very popular Facebook group regarding the history of the island, and her work with the Memorial University archives.  One of our best shows yet, you must have a listen!Music by Giorgio Di Campo for FreeSound Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j8sO7-kbRcMusic by Ricky Valadezhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Ov1XLAg1c
66:16 9/24/21
26. Birds Canada - Coordinator Catherine Dale & Assistant Coordinator Jenna McDermott
Catherine & Jenna work with Birds Canada, through their Bird Atlas program, tracking and recording all types of birds throughout the province, even in extreme remote locations. They, and their team, set out on a five-week wilderness trip to collect this data during this past Summer. We hosted them prior to their trip and again, upon their return, when we had them sit down with host Darren Sheppard to share their stores of their latest data collecting. Catherine & Jenna, who are based in the province, also share details about their overall positions with Birds Canada, a little about themselves personally, and how volunteers, like yourself, can help them with the Atlas and other programs.Music by Giorgio Di Campo for FreeSound Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j8sO7-kbRcMusic by Ricky Valadezhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Ov1XLAg1c
37:54 8/27/21
25. Stories of Greenspond, the Second Season – Part One: Heather Gordon, Ida Winter, & Tom Bragg
We return to Ida’s Place in Greenspond, for conversation and stories about Greenspond, the people who live and work there, and those who choose to call it home, if only for the warmer months. Recorded live in the fishing stage behind Ida’s Place, Host Darren Sheppard sits down with Ida’s Place owner Heather Gordon, and gets an update on what the past year as brought to her famous tea house. He also chats with Ida Winter, who is one of the Ida’s of Ida’s Place, and who was born in the house itself! And, he speaks with Tom Bragg, former lighthouse keeper of Puffin Island for 32 years, and longtime resident of Greenspond. Enjoy!Music by Giorgio Di Campo for FreeSound Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j8sO7-kbRcMusic by Ricky Valadezhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Ov1XLAg1c
66:29 7/30/21
24. Cape Freels Shorebird Project - An Interview with IBEC Project Coordinator Kaylene Stagg
Host Darren Sheppard discusses the IBEC Cape Freels Species at Risk Shorebird Project that the organization is currently working on. He sits down with Project Coordinator Kaylene Stagg, a resident of Cape Freels, who is the main spearhead for the Project. Darren and Kaylene discuss what the Project involves, how the public can assist, the social media impact, and other related topics. One of the easiest shows we've done, since it is about us! Lots of information about shorebirds, species at risk, and about Cape Freels. Enjoy!This Community-Nominated Priority Place for Species at Risk project, based in Cape Freels, is undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada through the federal Department of Environment and Climate Change Canada.Music by Giorgio Di Campo for FreeSound Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j8sO7-kbRcMusic by Ricky Valadezhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Ov1XLAg1c
33:48 6/29/21
23. Hare Bay Adventures Live - Former PC Candidate Sue Collins, Author Gary Collins, & Grace Collins
Recorded live at Hare Bay Adventures in April, we feature in this episode former Progressive Conservative candidate and local Hare Bay volunteer, Sue Collins. We have a lovely chat, as always, with Hare Bay resident and award-winning author Gary Collins. And we chat with 7 1/2 year old Grace Collins, daughter of Renee and Duane Collins, owner/operators of Hare Bay Adventures. Quite an array of topics and guest on this show, a little something for everyone. Enjoy!*Please note, Sue does mention considering a court challenge regarding the results in the district in the latest provincial election. However, after much thought and consideration, she decided not to pursue legal action.*Music by Giorgio Di Campo for FreeSound Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j8sO7-kbRcMusic by Ricky Valadezhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Ov1XLAg1c
62:36 5/27/21
22. Hare Bay Adventures Live - Duane Collins, Tara Hamlyn, and MP Churence Rogers
709 Watershed goes on the road to Hare Bay Adventures, where we recorded live within the cozy and colourful surroundings of the award-winning tourism operation run by Renee and Duane Collins. Host Darren Sheppard speaks with Duane to get an update on how things are going with the business, plus he sits down with Adventure Central's Community Tourism Developer, Tara Hamlyn, regarding her promotion of "The Shore", her thoughts on the future of tourism in the area, and her own personal story regarding her hometown of Twillingate. And, he chats with Member of Parliament for Bonavista-Burin-Trinity, Churence Rogers, to discuss how he has been handling working within the pandemic, and he provides 709 Watershed an exclusive announcement regarding his political future. You'll have to listen to the episode to find out what it is! Enjoy!Music by Giorgio Di Campo for FreeSound Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j8sO7-kbRcMusic by Ricky Valadezhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Ov1XLAg1c
53:14 4/29/21
21. Conversation with former IBEC Manager, current Board member, and local business woman Stella Gale
Host Darren Sheppard sits down with local business woman, former IBEC Manager, and current IBEC Board member Stella Gale. They discuss her time working for the environmental nonprofit, her current business "Star Creations", her thoughts on women in business, and she announces some exciting news at the end of the episode! A very interesting and informative episode awaits your listening pleasure!Music by Giorgio Di Campo for FreeSound Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j8sO7-kbRcMusic by Ricky Valadezhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Ov1XLAg1c
39:27 3/28/21
20. A conversation with Ducks Unlimited Canada’s Danielle Fequet
Danielle Fequet, the provincial Conservation Programs Specialist with Ducks Unlimited Canada, chats with host Darren Sheppard about what her position involves, how Ducks Unlimited Canada is support wetland projects in this province and throughout the country,  what the local Chapter has done to promote the organization locally, and much more!Music by Giorgio Di Campo for FreeSound Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j8sO7-kbRcMusic by Ricky Valadezhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Ov1XLAg1c
34:53 2/26/21
19. Central Newfoundland Waste Management: A conversation with Chief Administrative Officer Edward Evans
Host Darren Sheppard chats with CAO Edward Evans of CNWM regarding their activities within the Central region. They review what exactly the CNWM does, what the waste management facilities in Indian Bay and Norris Arm do, how recycling and garbage is separated, and much more. An environmental topic that affects all of us!Music by Giorgio Di Campo for FreeSound Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j8sO7-kbRcMusic by Ricky Valadezhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Ov1XLAg1c
50:13 1/29/21
18. Stories of New-Wes-Valley: Part 2
Recorded live at Norton’s Cove Studio in Brookfield, this episode collects stories about the communities stretching from Newtown through to Valleyfield, nowadays called New-Wes-Valley. Host Darren Sheppard sits down with Duke Kelloway and Taylor Curtis. Duke talks about his love of sailing and the idea of having sail boats coming into Norton's Cove to experience what the area has to offer. Taylor discusses her new found love for the area, as she's originally from Manitoba. Both topics showing the diversity of those who call this area home. Enjoy!Music by Giorgio Di Campo for FreeSound Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j8sO7-kbRcMusic by Ricky Valadezhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Ov1XLAg1c
40:36 12/21/20
17. Stories of New-Wes-Valley: Part 1
Recorded live at Norton's Cove Studio in Brookfield, this episode collects stories about the communities stretching from Newtown through to Valleyfield, nowadays called New-Wes-Valley. Host Darren Sheppard sits down with Norton's Cove Studio & Cafe owner Janet Davis and checks in on how her business has been doing since the pandemic, and he chats with Hugh and Joanne Wiley regarding their story of how they fell in love with Pool's Island and made it home after travelling throughout North America. Enjoy!Music by Giorgio Di Campo for FreeSound Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j8sO7-kbRcMusic by Ricky Valadezhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Ov1XLAg1c
33:57 11/23/20
16. A modern-day love story, with oil, Newfoundland and community spirit tossed in for good measure: A conversation with Town of Centreville-Wareham-Trinity resident Ian Brackstone
Ian Brackstone is originally from Wales. He "met" Rhyna Cutler online via Facebook several years ago, through a gardening group, and their relationship bloomed! A very interesting lad, Ian has a strong background in the oil industry and provides his insight on what he feels may happen with the industry, both provincially and internationally. And, he shares his love for the community and area that he now calls home. Make a cup of tea and join host Darren Sheppard in this wonderful, heartwarming conversation.Music by Giorgio Di Campo for FreeSound Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j8sO7-kbRcMusic by Ricky Valadezhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Ov1XLAg1c 
41:38 10/30/20
15. Thomas Howe Demonstration Forest - A Conversation
Host Darren Sheppard sits down in-studio with Thomas Howe Demonstration Forest Vice-Chair Ed Blackmore and Fundraising Coordinator (and former IBEC summer student) Hayley Gillingham. They discuss what the Forest is all about, its location 2km’s outside of Gander, the benefits mentally and physically it has on those that visit it, and much more!Music by Giorgio Di Campo for FreeSound Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j8sO7-kbRcMusic by Ricky Valadezhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Ov1XLAg1c
36:11 9/30/20
14. Stories of Greenspond - Part 3
Recorded live at Ida’s Place in Greenspond, host Darren Sheppard chats with locals and visitors alike regarding their memories and stories of Greenspond. The final episode of our three-part miniseries on Greenspond, Darren speaks with Joy Barfoot, who is originally from Greenspond, but now works at the Rooms (provincial archives and museum) in St. John's. She tells us about some traditions of growing up on the island, plus stories about her late father and what he's passed down to her regarding the history of Greenspond. And, we chat with the other half of Ida's Place, Des Gordon, who use to fish out of Greenspond before he got into the hospitality industry with his wife Heather, so he tells us stories about that part of his life and how serving tourist and locals alike has changed his life. Enjoy!Music by Giorgio Di Campo for FreeSound Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j8sO7-kbRcMusic by Ricky Valadezhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Ov1XLAg1c
33:24 8/28/20