Director, Stormwater Program
Area of Focus: Jeff coordinates a broad effort to improve the health and vitality of our communities through better stormwater regulation and management.
Background: Jeff joined American Rivers in 2011. For the previous eight years, he was a staff attorney for Waterkeeper Alliance directing programs to solve water quality problems caused by runoff and factory farms. He has also been a staff attorney with Hudson Riverkeeper and a curator of public arts programs.
Education: B.A. in Art History & English from University of Colorado, M.A. in English from the Univeristy of Montana, JD from Pace University School of Law.
Favorite River: Blackfoot River, MT
Blog Posts By This Author
As river advocates, we tend to talk a lot about polluted stormwater runoff, and the need to reduce pollution from our streets, parking lots and roofs that ends up in our rivers every time it rains. Building more green infrastructure, such as green roofs and rain gardens, is becoming a very promising approach to reducing runoff into our storm sewers and creeks and rivers, so we talk about that a lot too.Read more »
After a fire at a wastewater treatment plant in upper Manhattan, millions of gallons of untreated sewage continue to pour into the river. Once again, it’s not safe to swim, fish, or sail in our local waters.Read more »