Jack Halsey (firstname.lastname@example.org) joined Oswego Lake Watershed Council in September 2019 as the new Coordinator. Jack grew up in Oregon and began working with watershed councils in 2013 as a Fish Passage Intern with the Johnson Creek Watershed Council.
Jack received his Environmental Analysis degree from Pitzer College, with a focus on Environmental Science. He was a seasonal Park Ranger at Tryon Creek State Natural Area for two years, working to improve recreation opportunities, educate visitors, and restore degraded habitat. He served as a Confluence AmeriCorps Member from 2018 to 2019 with Johnson Creek Watershed Council as Outreach and Riparian Specialist. In that role, he planned and implemented riparian restoration projects, volunteer events, and environmental education for student groups from under-served communities.
In his new role with Oswego Lake Watershed Council, Jack is looking forward to managing restoration projects and ensuring access to natural resources for all who live, work, and recreate in the watershed. In his free time, Jack enjoys hiking, going to concerts, and making ceramic art.
Since starting with OLWC in September, Jack has been hard at work meeting partners and learning about all 10 project sites. So far he has hosted several volunteer events, supported the Tree Summit, and began work planning for next year with the Stewardship Committee. He has also been working with the board to prepare the 2020 budget and raise funds to continue expanding the reach of Oswego Lake Watershed Council. Jack is eager to meet community members, volunteers, and all the people who love their local watershed!
Come to a volunteer event this winter and get to know Jack!