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2019 Staff and Contractor and Community Group Collaborators

Michael Collins»

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Richard “Buzz” Van Santvoord»

StreamSweepers Logistics Manager Buzz has extensive experience in designing fulfillment systems and processes for direct to consumer as well as business to business programs. He has been a Vice-President of a multi-title $185mm catalog company and has more than 30 years of professional work experience in the land management, construction, civil engineering, retail management, and […]

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Brian Becker»

Community Energy Program Staff From 2012-2019 Brian developed and directed the Center’s Virginia Community Wood Energy Program. Due to reductions in grant funding, Brian left full time employment with the Center and now works as a part-time contractor on the Community Energy Program. Brian has more than 15 years experience working with biomass management for […]

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Friends of the Hazel and Friends of the Middle River, Virginia»

StreamSweepers and citizen group Collaborators – Friends of the Hazel River and Friends of the Middle River (FOMR) are Partners this year to complete assessment of the Middle River (Verona, VA) and Hazel River (Culpeper, VA).   FOMR members Joe McCue and Dave Mangun didn’t make it on camera, though we did capture another river […]

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SoilKeepers 2019»

SoilKeepers Field Supervisor Owen Minor Owen manages field operations and is a veteran landscape professional. He is personally and professionally dedicated to ecological landscaping practices and procedures.  

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Kira Lander»

Center for Natural Capital Development Director and StreamSweepers mid-Atlantic Program Manager Kira is the new Program Manager for StreamSweepers (a position previously held and developed by Debbie Manzari), overseeing all river cleanup projects statewide. Through her studies, a deep desire to serve the natural world, and working with the Center in different capacities over the […]

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Mary “Maddie” Gordon»

StreamSweepers On-Water Manager (Clinch River) Maddie graduated from St. Paul High School in St. Paul, Virginia in 2007 where she participated with Team Estonoa helping build the Estonoa Wetlands Learning Center. Maddie attended Maryville College, in Maryville, Tennessee and graduated in 2011 with my B.A. in Business, minor in Psychology, and concentration in Appalachian Studies. […]

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Bryona Ward»

Clinch River┬áMaintenance Steward We are pleased to announce that with assistance from Tennessee Valley Authority, we have created a brand new position this year: River Maintenance Steward. We welcome Bryona Ward, 2019 Clinch river StreamSweeper and current Steward to the Clinch. This position is essential to maintaining the work we have done all summer. The […]

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StreamSweepers 2019»

Clinch River StreamSweepers A great group of Staff hailing from St. Paul, Coeburn, Castlewood, Swords Creek, Abingdon, and Wise, VA.

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Rapidan Institute Supporters»

120 strong community supporter Collaborators turn out to hear Landscape Architect Fred Phillips talk about how biodiversity river restoration stategies developed out West can be used here on the East Coast.

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Neuhauser Hay»

Myron Neuhauser, with Neuhauser Hay is the Field Manager for Central Virginia Wildlife Habitat Cooperative grasslands projects. Myron is a cattleman turned pollinator and quail restoration proponent.

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More Employment and Volunteer Opportunities»

The Center always has seasonal employment and volunteer opportunities during the spring, summer, and fall. Contact us at 540-672-2542 for more information.

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