Justinn oversees day-to-day operations and management and ensures Coosa Riverkeeper has the resources needed to fight for a swimmable, drinkable, fishable Coosa River.
As the Staff Riverkeeper, Steven conducts the Riverkeeper Patrol Program by patrolling the river and documenting pollution. He also responds to citizen complaints, reviews permits for compliance, and assists with education and outreach.
RIVERKEEPER PATROL/ SWIM GUIDE TEAM LEAD
As Riverkeeper Patrol/Swim Guide Team Lead, Tucker focuses on water quality in the Coosa. He leads the popular Coosa River Swim Guide program and organizes the data collection, in-house lab, and supports the Riverkeeper Patrol Program.
FISH GUIDE COORDINATOR
As Fish Guide Coordinator, Victoria focuses on fishing and public health on the Coosa. She coordinates the popular Coosa River Fish Guide program where she educates fishermen about fish consumption advisories and creates reel-y helpful resources for families.
The Coosa Riverkeeper Board of Directors manages the long-term vision of Coosa Riverkeeper, enables our staff and volunteers to work towards that vision, and acts as stewards of our organization in the community.
The Advisory Council is a group of important community members and leaders in their respective fields that provide support and assistance to Coosa Riverkeeper when needed.
MEET THIS SUMMERS CROP OF INTERNS:
Mackenzie Pennington, Lab Technician
Jake Lasseter, North Route Field Technician
Jake Lasseter says, “I’m super stoked about being a part of the Riverkeeper team.” He studies biology at Jacksonville State University and concentrate in ecology/environmental biology. His goal is make new friends, gain experience, and ultimately have a good time as a Field Tech for the Swim Guide program. He can’t think of a better way to spend his summer than to be outside helping to keep our waters clean to enjoy for the public. His favorite quote is by Henry David Thoreau, “In wildness is the preservation of the world.” Jake collects water quality data & bacteria samples weekly on the North Route which includes 10 sites surrounding the creeks and main reservoir of Neely Henry Lake.
Jason Miller, Central Route Field Technician
Florida born, Georgia raised, and a Jamaican through and through, Jason is no stranger to the water. When he’s not napping or playing video games, you can find him in the kitchen experimenting. He is an aspiring author and an avid explorer with a passion for anything aquatic. Jason is also an Environmental Health major at UAB and an active member in his fraternity, Phi Gamma Delta. Jason collects water quality data & bacteria samples weekly on the Central Route which includes 10 sites surrounding the creeks and main reservoir of Logan Martin Lake.
Lindsay Digges, South Route Field Technician
Lindsay grew up in Madison, Alabama in the Tennessee River Valley. During late spring and summer, you could find her family boating or just enjoying Smith Lake or the Elk River. She enjoys swimming so much and this summer, she plans on being outside as much as possible. She is currently a rising Junior at Auburn University (4.0 GPA woo!) studying Ecological Engineering. She is minoring in French and Business and just recently spent a summer in Paris! When she is not studying, she enjoys listening to music and going to concerts. She involved in a sorority, as well as Auburn for Water, which raises money for water filters for families in Nepal. Lindsay collects water quality data & bacteria samples weekly on the South Route which includes 10 sites surrounding the creeks and main reservoir of Lay Lake, Lake Mitchell, Lake Jordan, and the tailwaters of the Coosa.
Tyler Harless, Swim & Fish Guide Specialist
Tyler Dickey, Program Outreach Specialist
Tyler is a word ninja and has great and creative ideas for ways we can better explain, communicate, and educate folks like you about what our Swim Guide data means for your weekend and how to better reel in Fish Guide info!