IWLA Welcomes New Clean Water Program Staff

IWLA Welcomes New Clean Water Program Staff

Emily Bialowas joined the League September 6th as our new Chesapeake Monitoring Outreach Coordinator. She will be focused on supporting the Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative, a collaboration with organizations around the Chesapeake watershed working to integrate citizen-collected water quality data into the Chesapeake Bay Program partnership.

Emily recently completed her master’s degree in Natural Resources at the University of New Hampshire, where she focused on coastal policy and management. She has experience in stream restoration, invasive species control, and watershed education.

Heather Black joined the League August 22nd as our new Chesapeake Conservation Corps volunteer. The Chesapeake Conservation Corps is a year-long environmental and leadership program for young adults funded by the Chesapeake Bay Trust. Heather will assist with youth education through the Creek Freaks curriculum both in the field and the classroom. She will also train adult volunteers and educators in Maryland on water quality monitoring using Save Our Streams.

Heather graduated from Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, with a degree in Environmental Studies and a minor in Earth and Planetary Science. Her studies included a summer course in Bermuda focusing on the biological diversity of the island and its coral reefs as well as four years of mapping experience through the college’s geographic information systems lab.

Please join us in welcoming Emily and Heather to the Izaak Walton League!