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Watershed council adds staff

Daily staff report

EAGLE COUNTY — Eagle River Watershed Council has announced the selection of Doug Serrill as projects and events coordinator, a new position at the Watershed Council.

Serrill comes to the Watershed Council from the San Francisco Bay Area. There he managed native plant nurseries and coordinated community-based restoration projects for Save The Bay, a regional conservation and advocacy organization.

“We are very excited to grow the organization and to have Doug on board,” said Executive Director Holly Loff. She added “he has already jumped right into the fray and is working to expand our signature events. With his background, we have no doubt that he will also be a great asset for our restoration projects. The community can expect more volunteer opportunities with ERWC, and Doug’s personality will make these opportunities educational while also a lot of fun.”

Serrill joins Loff as well as Kate Burchenal, who serves as the watershed council’s education and outreach coordinator.

Attend RiverFest

Eagle River Watershed Council encourages the community to come out and discover our rivers on Aug. 9 at the fifth annual RiverFest presented by Oldcastle SW Group. The event provides an opportunity to float the Upper Colorado River, explore new Eagle County Open Space access points and meet the Watershed Council board and staff, including Serrill. Following the float, there will be a family-friendly party at Colorado River Ranch with live music, local beer and wine, dinner by Moe’s Original Bar B Que, dancing, a bouncy castle and more. Tickets are available online.

Learn more about the Watershed Council or if you’re interested in buying RiverFest tickets, visit http://www.erwc.org. Serrill can be reached at serrill@erwc.org or 970-827-5406.

The Eagle River Watershed Council has a mission to advocate for the health and conservation of the Upper Colorado and Eagle River basins through research, education and projects. The council strives to protect and enhance the high-quality natural, scenic and economic values that our rivers and tributaries provide to the citizens, visitors and wildlife of the Eagle River and Colorado River watersheds located in Eagle County.

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