Urban Streams Program Manager, Marin County Resource Conservation District
Sarah received a degree in Environmental Studies & Planning: Restoration & Conservation with a minor in Biology (focused on vertebrate biology) from Sonoma State University in 2009. Currently, Sarah works as the Urban Streams Program Manager in Marin County for the Resource Conservation District and is charged to: facilitate streamlined permitting approaches to restoration, educate the public on the value of habitat rehabilitation, execute the implementation of restoration projects in Marin, serve as the communication liaison between stakeholders, and manage projects around salmonid habitat enhancement. Sarah has years of experience in the non-profit and private consulting sectors around fostering collaborative processes, grant writing, project management, volunteer recruitment and management, facilitation, public speaking, education, endangered salmonid monitoring, permit compliance and native plant nursery management. Sarah serves as the Vice President of Trout Unlimited's Redwood Empire Chapter, serves as an Adviser to the Tomales Bay Watershed Council, as well as serves on the CoRenewal Board which is focused on the remediation of oil pollution in the Amazon Rain Forest in Ecuador using bacteria and mushrooms. Sarah first attended the SRF Conference in 2011, realizing it was love at first sight and is honored to serve SRF on its Board as a director.