In episode 32 of State of Water, we’re thrilled to bring you an inspiring conversation with Annalise Povolo, Director of Administration and Programs for the Lake Leelanau Lake Association (LLLA). Annalise is an aquatic ecologist who grew up in the area deeply connected to the same Lake Leelanau waters that she now cares for and works to protect. After spending some time away from Michigan with studies and adventures, she chose to return to this area bringing with her a tremendous toolbox of skills and perspectives. In her work with the LLLA, she not only does the scientific work at hand such as managing and preventing invasive species but also the human-centric work of educating, advocating, and motivating citizens to do what they can to care for and protect the waters even in the midst of challenges that may at times feel daunting.
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State of Water is a program of the Michigan-based non-profit organization Title Track, and is powered by the Clean Water Campaign for Michigan. The podcast is made possible through a generous contribution from the Esperance Foundation.
EPISODE 32 credits:
Annalise Povolo interviewed by Seth Bernard
Produced, edited and mixed by Dan Rickabus and Chris Good
Narrators – Alex Smith, Ben Darcie, Dan Rickabus, Jenny Jones, Angela Gallegos, Rachel Marco-Havens
Graphic by Will Thomas
Theme Music – Mike Savina, Seth Bernard & Dan Rickabus
Featured Music – “Homestretch” by Ecotone and “Authors (instrumental demo)” by Dan Rickabus
To report an invasive species to the state of MI visit: https://www.michigan.gov/invasives/id-report
Learn more about the Lake Leelanau Lake Association: https://lakeleelanau.org/