Senior Director, Clean Water and Water Supply Programs
Area of Focus: Katherine leads federal clean water policy work to reduce sewage spills and polluted stormwater runoff and to increase green infrastructure.
Background: Katherine joined American Rivers in 2005. Prior to that she worked as a policy analyst for the legal think tank the Center for Progressive Reform, and as Director of Headwaters Conservation for the Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper in Georgia.
Education: B.A. in Environmental Studies from Stanford University, M.S. in Conservation Ecology from the University of Georgia, and J.D. from the University of Maryland
Favorite River: Chattahoochee River
Blog Posts By This Author
I’ve got a pretty old car – a ’97 Civic with almost 250,000 miles on it. Because I’ve maintained it regularly over the years, it’s still going strong. Nonetheless, an old car sometimes needs updates, and I was just hit with a pretty steep bill for repairs. And this was after paying the registration fee, County taxes and getting an emission inspection.Read more »
Ever since my “ah-ha” moment when I realized that a roof that is not is not “green” is just a waste of space, I’ve been even more excited about our work at American Rivers to make more roofs green. From Milwaukee to Durham, we’re working to green our communities for cleaner rivers.Read more »
Do you love paddling and being out on the river? What better way to spend your Earth Day than on the water with friends? Good news then – our good friends at the Clean Water Network are hosting the first ever Float-In Earth Day on the Anacostia River.Read more »
April 9, 2012 | Water Pollution
Here in our North Carolina office, in downtown Durham, I can look out the window at all of the many old buildings many of which are being redeveloped as part of Durham’s downtown revitalization. But – it would be incredible to look out and see an oasis of green – green roofs, that is.Read more »
Do you enjoy splashing in your stream and swimming in your local lake? Does your dog jump into your local creek at every chance? You may think you know whether it’s safe to be in the water, but depending on where you live, there’s a good chance you have no idea.Read more »