Speaker: Sarah Shumacher
Last Update: 09/25/2021
Chief Associate Director
San Diego River Park Foundation
Conservation Education Along the San Diego River
The San Diego River Park Foundation believes that children can play a meaningful role in conservation efforts along the San Diego River. Sarah Hutmacher will join to share updates about programs to engage children in hands-on conservation and environmental science, including the River Center at Grant Park construction updates, Trout in the Classroom partnership with the club, River Bugs Are Cool bioassessments for kids, creek restoration and more!
Sarah Hutmacher is the Chief Associate Director of the San Diego River Park Foundation. She attended UC San Diego, and has a background in Environmental Policy, working for the University of CA Cooperative Extension doing agricultural research, and then worked on water and energy conservation policies with the City of Chula Vista, before joining the River Park Foundation team in 2008. She helped develop the organization’s education program and curriculum, including partnerships with the San Diego Fly Fishers. Sarah currently oversees the trash-free river program, land management program, and research program, and works on policy issues related to trash reduction and encampments in natural areas.
Would you like to be a 3rd Wednesday Speaker ???
Our programs chairperson Tim Huckaby says:
We have so much talent and expertise in the club that we have decided to augment our “normal” club meeting and presentation (every 1st Monday of the month) with a mostly club member presentation on the 3rd Wednesday of each month this year. Those of you that have joined the virtual club meetings you know we have had a lot of success. We sure have learned a lot and been entertained by some pillars of the fly fishing industry. Honestly, it has been easier for me to recruit speakers to do virtual presentations because I don’t take them out of their day jobs for stretches of travel to San Diego. We’ll continue our “normal” first Monday of the month meetings with “big name” speakers, virtually, until we can finally meet in person as a club again….which is not looking like any time soon. We have quite the lineup scheduled already for 2021. It’s not the same as meeting in person. I get that. I miss meeting in person too. But, the virtual thing is gonna’ have to do for while until the world gets ahead of the pandemic.
So…I’m on the hunt for you experts in the club that would be willing to do a virtual presentation and/or virtual Q&A for us on a 3rd Wednesday this year. Please contact me by email, firstname.lastname@example.org or my cell, 619-990-9200 to discuss. Don’t be surprised if I find you with a little help from other club members and proactively reach out to you for the ask.