Associate, Conservation & Government Relations
Department: Government Relations
Area of Focus: Stacey provides support to government relations and conservation staff, specifically working towards federal clean water policy that promotes green infrastructure and reduces sewage spills and polluted stormwater runoff.
Background: Stacey joined American Rivers in 2009. Prior to this, she served as an intern with the Pew Environment Group where she worked on reforming salmon aquaculture standards and advocating for the protection of vulnerable Antarctic krill and tuna species. Stacey also worked with the Pennsylvania Environmental Council where she worked on stormwater management and green infrastructure projects in Philadelphia.
Education: B.A. in Environmental Studies and Public Policy from Connecticut College in New London, CT.
Favorite River: Schuylkill River
Blog Posts By This Author
It can be easy to forget just how important our water infrastructure can be, until a catastrophic event like Hurricane Sandy comes along and knocks these systems out of commission.Read more »
October 18, 2012 | Water Pollution
Since the Clean Water Act was enacted in 1972, we've made great strides in cleaning up our rivers, lakes, beaches, and streams - but we still have a long way to go.Read more »
October 17, 2012 | Water Pollution
When I was ten years old, I wrote letters to President Lyndon Johnson and New York Mayor John Lindsey. The letters conveyed my ten-year-old sense of outrage about polluted air and water as well as dismay about litter on the streets. My friends and I even made up a song about pollution on our way to an outdoor field trip. My teacher that year had us make a film (no videos back then) about taking care of our natural resources. I played the role of kid who abused the environment. The year was 1968.Read more »
October 15, 2012 | Water Pollution
My parents grew up in the same small town built along the Schuylkill River, before the Main Line begins, where the river twists and turns its way as it flows towards Philadelphia and meets the Delaware River.Read more »
October 6, 2012 | Water Pollution
As an environmental scientist living in coastal New Hampshire, maintaining clean water and restoring degraded water is my job. Just one leaky or improperly installed septic system and a little rain is sometimes all it takes to shutdown local swimming holes and beaches.Read more »