Conservancy adds volunteer to staff
EASTON — Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy recently announced Keitasha Royal has joined the organization as its 2016-17 Chesapeake Conservation Corps volunteer.
Chesapeake Conservation Corps provides service-learning opportunities and green job training for young people through environmental and energy conservation projects. The program is supported by Chesapeake Bay Trust.
Royal is the sixth CCC volunteer to join MRC. Originally from San Diego, Calif., Royal graduated in June from the University of California Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Science in hydrologic sciences and policy.
Royal is interested in fluvial systems, especially rivers and streams, and plans to continue with this study, focusing on river restoration and heavy metals contamination. During her time at UCSB, she was involved in several projects concerning fluvial systems and environmental restoration.
“I chose MRC because it gives me the best opportunity to engage with the community, promote environmental education, understand water quality and learn about the Chesapeake watershed,” Royal said.