Con­ser­vancy adds vol­un­teer to staff

Dorchester Star - - Obituaries -

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.

KEITASHA ROYAL

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