Permastoked with Derik Hyatt
Permastoked with Derik Hyatt
Canadian Freshwater Alliance - Lake Erie Challenge 2021
1 hour 53 minutes Posted Aug 23, 2021 at 12:00 am.
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Your Canadian & Great Lakes Surf / SUP Podcast #PERMASTOKED with #DerikHyatt, Season 2 Episode 15: Canadian Freshwater Alliance – Lake Erie Challenge 2021 is brought to you by @freshwatersurfgoods and is NOW AVAILABLE for streaming and download on:
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Lake Erie is a beloved and indispensable part of our lives. As the most biologically diverse Great Lake, a major drinking water source, and the site of countless memories made, Lake Erie is essential to not only humans, but the well-being of our entire ecosystem.
But the health of our Lake is currently under serious pressure from:
Annual, often toxic, algal blooms, that threaten aquatic, animal, and human health;
Plastics pollution that is accumulating at an alarming rate;
Invasive species disrupting the ecosystem’s balance;
The compounding pressures of climate change, is also making matters worse.
In order to recover and prosper, Lake Erie needs our attention and help.
Each summer, athletes from across the watershed come together for one legendary event: the Lake Erie Challenge; all to raise awareness and funds for our beloved lake.
In this episode, meet the athletes and staff from Canadian Freshwater Alliance.  This year we have three teams of athletes: Team SUP, Team Wingfoil and Team Caldwell.  Stay tuned to hear from Raj Gill, Tim Blanchard, Sara Chojnicki, Patricia Kittelberger, Brad Petrus, Derik Hyatt, and your hosts Ashley van der Pouw Kraan, Kelly Laforet, and Julia Foody.
When you donate to the Lake Erie Challenge, you're supporting local Lake Erie Guardians, and their work improving the health of the Lake Erie watershed, including water quality monitoring, the reintroduction of native plants, advocacy for freshwater protection, and more! With your support, we can equip even more citizens to become caretakers of Lake Erie.
This year, our athletes want to raise $7500 so we can continue and expand our Lake Erie Guardians program in 2022. Help us reach our fundraising goal!  Visit and donate today.  Mahalo!
To reach Derik Hyatt for comments, questions, collaboration, sponsorship, business enquiries or bookings, including Surf, SUP and Yoga, please email
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We acknowledge that this podcast is recorded on the unceded, ancestral and occupied traditional territory of the Haudensaunee (Iroquois), and  the Anishinabek; including Ojibway (Ojibwe) First Nations: Chippewas of Nawash and the Saugeen Ojibway Nation forming the Chippewas of Saugeen Ojibway Territory who we recognize as the traditional keepers of this land.  As we live, work, surf and play, we say Mahalo to the Métis, Inuit and Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island and from around the world, who have stewarded these lands and sacred surf spots for thousands of years.
Mark Malibu & The Wasagas for providing our intro music “Hey Chiwawa” off their 2009 album Crash Monster Beach and our outro music “End of Summer” off their 2017 album Return of the Wasagas.  For more information, visit and listen to them on Spotify or iTunes.
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