In her role as the Associate Director of Inland Empire Waterkeeper, Megan is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the organization including all programs under Waterkeeper’s five pillars: advocacy, education, research, restoration and enforcement. With a comprehensive knowledge of the unique resources and challenges of the Santa Ana Watershed and its region, Megan leads the organization in the mission of swimmable, drinkable, fishable waters with a collaborative approach to attaining a watershed of educated and motivated water stewards.
Over the past five years, Megan has worked on programs and projects that directly benefit the Santa Ana River and local communities. Her achievements through Waterkeeper include the development of the region’s only outdoor nature preschool that is specifically dedicated to watershed health, the creation of a Waterkeeper summer camp called Rivercamp, the development of environmental education programs, addressing pollution concerns, and implementing the Crest to Coast multi-stakeholder restoration initiative.
Megan is a lifelong resident of Riverside who specializes in connecting learners to their communities and local environment through innovative opportunities. Her comprehensive background in program administration includes managing nature and science education venues, and developing science education programs in non-formal learning environments. An active member of the Inland Empire community, Megan has spent a decade working on projects that increase community livability and sustainability, from fundraising for nonprofits to the development of southern California’s largest family nature club. A dedicated lifelong learner, Megan’s academic background has focused on environmental studies and human-environmental interaction with a degree in zoology. Megan’s passion lies in cultivating a love and stewardship for our local environment in people of all ages.