Watershed Protection Speakers Bureau
How to Request a Speaker
To request a speaker for your group, the Watershed Protection Speakers Bureau must receive a request, preferably 6-8 weeks before the event. Because the Speakers Bureau is a volunteer program, we cannot guarantee that all requests will be filled. Please check the Projects page and the Meet Our Staff page to find more about what we can provide to you, or click the name of the staff person below to find out his/her expertise.
Expertise: Watershed management, watershed planning, farmland operation and preservation, rain gardens
Kathleen P. Hale, Principal Watershed Protection Specialist
Expertise: Riparian health, farmland preservation
Robert A. O'Neil, Principal Watershed Protection Specialist
Expertise: Comprehensive Master Planning, Environmental Impact Statements, Wetlands Delineation, Transportation Systems, Zoning and Land Use, Site Design, Parks and Recreation, Housing, Economic Development, Neighborhood Revitalization, Historic Preservation.
Heather Desko, Watershed Protection Specialist
Expertise: River-Friendly Business, River-Friendly School, rain gardens, rain barrels, aquatic invasive species, environmental education, community outreach, macroinvetebrate sampling, stream visual assessment
Jared Berger, Geospatial Information Specialist
Expertise: Geospatial data manipulation and alaysis; map creation and enhancement
Sarah Helble, Assistant Watershed Protection Specialist
Expertise: River-Friendly Golf Course, River-Friendly Resident, macroinvetebrate sampling, stream visual assessment, environmental education
Expertise: EnviroScape watershed model, Non-point source pollution, Environmental education, Stream visual and biological assessments, Macroinvetebrate training, Project WET