Associate Director, Southeast Conservation
Area of Focus: Rebecca works to engage communities in the Southeast in securing sustainable water supplies through water efficiency and water supply planning. She also works to improve recreation, fisheries, water quality, and safety on hydropower dams through Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) dam re-licensings primarily in South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama.
Background: Rebecca joined American Rivers in 2011 after working at the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control as the Watershed Manager for the Saluda and Savannah Basins, and as Watershed Outreach Coordinator for the Bureau of Water.
Education: Rebecca holds a BA in Political Science, Certificate in Environmental Ethics and a MS in Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development from the University of Georgia
Favorite River: Saluda River
Blog Posts By This Author
You don’t normally think of the southeast when you think about green infrastructure, but we are working to change that. There are cities all over the southeast that are integrating green infrastructure into their solutions to the many problems that excessive stormwater runoff creates. Columbia, SC is the latest to move forward with the idea. The stormwater system is aging and inadequate.Read more »