Fish Radio
September 11, 2014

 This is Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch – Getting naked for clean water. I’ll tell you more after this –


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All living things – especially world class fisheries – depend on clean water and Southeast Alaskans are stripping down to make that point.

 We want to make a splash about clean water in Southeast Alaska.

 Malena Marvin is director of the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council an advocate for protecting the world’s largest temperate rain forest, the Tongass, since 1970.

 Water quality issues are really becoming the biggest issues we have to deal with in se. long ago it was forestry, but as that industry has slowed down and mining and industrial tourism via cruise ships has sped up our relatively pristine waters face more threats than they ever have. 2

 To highlight the need to keep it clean, the Conservation Council has launched the Inside Passage Water Keeper program.

 We have affiliated with the International Water Keeper Alliance. So we’ll have our own chapter here that will be networked with water keepers all over the world. The calendar is one of the things we are rolling out this fall to introduce the new Inside Passage program.

The call is out for photos for the Naked Truth About Clean Water calendar for 2015. Southeast fishermen, charters, whale watchers – water lovers of all kinds can bare it all – but demurely hiding the goods.

We want people to have fun and think of cool ways to showcase how their family or their business depends on Southeast Alaska’s amazing clean water. Obviously we are only looking for G rated photos so keep the fish or the kayaks or what have you strategically placed. 6

 Entries should also include a statement with their take on the naked truth about clean water. Deadline is October 1.

Winners get regional notoriety and a t shirt. 

 Fish Radio is also brought to you by Ocean Beauty Seafoods, an Alaska corporation proudly supporting Alaska’s coastal communities and the Alaskans who depend on fishing for their livelihoods and culture. In Kodiak, I’m Laine Welch.