Amy Evans retiring from the Alameda County RCD!

Amy is retiring in June from the ACRCD after a career of nearly 35 years. She began part time work as a graduate student intern in 1981 doing creek erosion fieldwork with NRCS (then Soil Conservation Service) and learning how conservation measures can be effectively applied on the land. Her next area of work included leading two multi-RCD, grant-funded programs that helped integrate best practices in conservation “on the ground” at equine facilities. During this time Amy also helped spearhead, then lead the RCD’s long- running classroom education programs ‘Bay Savers’ and ‘Watershed Adventures’, with their interactive presentations that inspired many thousands of 4th graders to care for our watersheds. Over the last 10 years Amy has been focused on Hands-On Conservation and Clean Water Volunteers, both field-based stewardship programs that have provided students and community members opportunities to directly enhance watershed health in many areas of Alameda County.

Amy recognizes and appreciates the ongoing funding and support for these conservation education and stewardship programs from the Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District and Clean Water Program over the past 20 plus years, which has helped both the Flood Control District and the ACRCD reach their goals to engage the public in the care of our watersheds.

Amy has a contagious enthusiasm for conservation, education and watershed stewardship that has resulted in long-standing partnerships with local organizations and volunteers that share those common interests.

Amy plans to continue her involvement in environmental stewardship as a volunteer at Alameda Creek Alliance’s monthly workdays at their restoration site along Alameda Creek in Niles near where she lives, so come join her there!

Thank you for your many years of hard-work and dedication, Amy!