Every fall, the Coastal Watershed Council is faced with the challenging decision of who, among the many fantastic volunteers that make our work possible, will be the Volunteer of the Year. CWC is lucky to work with bright, enthusiastic, passionate and inquisitive volunteers in every facet of our work, from field work to data entry, invasive plant removal to tracking positive press mentions of the San Lorenzo River.
CWC is excited to celebrate Amy Roget as Volunteer of the Year for 2016.
Amy stood out to us for her deep commitment to CWC’s work in preserving and protecting the San Lorenzo River and other watersheds in Santa Cruz County. Over the past year, Amy has volunteered with our Snapshot Day, Urban Watch and First Flush monitoring program and San Lorenzo River Pathogen Study. She also participated in our River Health Days series and has been collecting monthly surveys for the Riverwalk Usage Study for over a year.
We recognize Amy for bringing a positive can-do attitude to improving habitat, collecting water samples or tracking Riverwalk usage. She is an great combination of hardworking and fun. Furthermore, with a background in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from UCSC, we enjoy that Amy shares her technical expertise with other volunteers and works with special attention to detail. Amy currently works as a Laboratory and Field Technician for the City of Sunnyvale Environmental Service Department. In this position she utilizes monitoring skills to test wastewater from various industrial plants.