It is with great enthusiasm and commitment that I take on the leadership at The Watershed Project.
During my last eight years at The Watershed Project I have played every role in the organization and can genuinely say that I love what we do and that I have been a part of every project we have undertaken.
As Executive Director I am committed to continuing the work we have been doing during the last decade and to help scale up our projects during the next decade.
We will continue to use our oyster reef as an outdoor classroom, while we gather scientific information about the colonization of the reef and the ecological impacts oysters are having on other species as they help heal the Bay. We will continue to look for opportunities to install more reefs around the Bay in the next few years.
We will build three new community bioswales, several habitat gardens and three rain gardens in the next two years to help slow, spread and sink the rain and reduce pollutants collected by storm water from entering the Bay. We are also part of the urban forest initiative of the City of Richmond and will continue to green the streets. All of these projects will be built by the hands of volunteers, neighbors and youth.
We will continue to train and employ local youth and will strengthen our connections with local youth development organizations and local colleges and universities. We are proud to inspire the next generation of watershed stewards.
And we will bring our zero waste programs to new schools and communities with the hope of reducing the trash tsunami entering the Bay every year.
I am honored and humbled to be able to help build a greener and healthier San Francisco Bay Watershed and look forward to working with all our partners, volunteers and funders.