The MidCoast Watersheds Council has announced the addition of Trevor Griffiths as its new watershed restoration specialist.
Griffiths has a bachelor’s degree in ecohydrology from the University of Nevada, Reno, and he has around 10 years of experience in ecological restoration and botany. He has worked as field tech, nursery manager, botanist, independent contractor, crew lead and project manager on wetland mitigation, riparian planting, in-stream habitat, vegetation mapping and meadow restoration projects. He has done this work from Portland to San Francisco, from the coast to the Great Basin and on many of the beaches, rivers, mountains and rangelands in between.
Griffiths was born and raised in Pacifica, Calif., a beach town near San Francisco, but after eight years in Oregon, he now calls this state his home.
“I am passionate about protecting and preserving the natural world,” Griffiths said, “and plan to use that passion to help the MCWC continue to work toward our mission of ‘improving the health of streams and watersheds of Oregon’s central coast so they produce clean water, rebuild healthy salmon populations, and in turn support a healthy coastal ecosystem, economy, and culture.’”
Griffiths considers himself an “active and outdoorsy person,” saying, “I like to hike, bike, surf, play soccer, camp and fish. I also enjoy slower-paced activities like gardening, cooking and reading.
“I’m excited to be living back on the coast, as are my partner, Alicia, and son, Leopold, and to have the opportunity to contribute to the good work being done out here,” he added. “I look forward to getting to know the area better and connecting with the local community.”
Anyone who would like to connect with Griffiths can do so by calling 541-265-9195 or emailing [email protected]