Associate Director, Clean Water Program
Area of Focus: Sean works to promote green infrastructure in Milwaukee, a concept that includes specific engineering and policy tools to improve the way Wisconsin can manage their water resources. Sean works with a variety of groups to achieve this goal, including grassroots environmental organizations, business interests, as well as local and state agencies.
Background: Sean joined American Rivers in 2009. Prior to American Rivers, he Directed the Midwest Lakes Policy Center and worked in the Kingdom of Tonga for the U.S. Peace Corps.
Education: B.S. Environmental Biology/Technical Writing from St. Mary's University, and the University of Oregon. Graduate Studies and Fellowship at the University of Chicago and the Shedd Aquarium.
Favorite River: Wolf River
Blog Posts By This Author
American Rivers and the Garden District Neighborhood Association recently received a grant through Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewage District’s Green Infrastructure Partnership Program. The funding is helping transform an area on Milwaukee’s Southside into a sustainable showcase for urban community gardens across the country.Read more »
American Rivers was recently recognized for their work with the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee. An award was presented at a recognition ceremony at their Annual Meeting. I was there to accept the award on American Rivers behalf. Over the past year we helped the Housing Authority secure $225,000 from the Fund for Lake Michigan of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation for bioswales in a reconstruction project of Wisconsin's largest public housing cluster on Milwaukee's northwest side.Read more »
Here in Wisconsin and the Great Lakes the green economy is taking hold. But, what exactly is the green economy?Read more »
December 2, 2010 | Water Pollution
American Rivers has recently completed a 4,000 square foot green roof in Milwaukee’s Kinnickinnic watershed, at the Energy Exchange. This project will reduce the amount of stormwater runoff, and result in decreased stress on Milwaukee’s aging sewer system. The roof was completed through funds provided by MMSD’s Green Roof Initiative, and a match by American Rivers.Read more »