Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships (SWEP) is a small, community-oriented non-profit organization based within the Tahoe Truckee Region. We started in 1994 as a small group of parents and teachers...
BOARD of DIRECTORS
Board Member Since 2021
With a background in environmental education and conservation biology, I know SWEP's programming is so critical to the future of our community and planet. And as a parent, I am inspired by the impact SWEP has had on our students throughout the Tahoe area.
Vice President & Treasurer
Board Member Since 2015
I joined the SWEP board because I share a passion in educating and empowering children to make a positive difference in our environment. SWEP brings many benefits to our community including collaborating with our local schools and bringing attention to many pertinent environmental issues.
At a time when place-based and service learning were new ideas, a few like minded individuals including myself gathered together to form SWEP. As an educator, I was looking for ways to engage my students in their immediate environment to foster stewardship for our very unique watershed. Our original vision for SWEP has flourished becoming the incredible organization it is today.
Board Member Since 2006
I love SWEP's outreach with our local community and their educational programming.
Board Member Since 2016
I've been lucky to experience SWEP first-hand and through my children. SWEP's hands-on science, environmental, and sustainability programming empowers our students and community to make real-world changes for our environment. The more our students and community engage with nature and our special watershed, the more likely they will be to protect this beautiful place we call home.
Board Member Since 2017
Board Member Since 2022
SWEP's programs provide students with a connection and deeper understanding of their local environment. As a scientist, a mother and an avid outdoor adventurer, I appreciate SWEP's role in educating the next generation about the importance of preserving the natural world.
Getting outside and getting my hands dirty in the Sierra Nevada mountains at a young age defined everything for me, from my core values to my career path in environmental and outdoor communications. I am excited to support SWEP's mission to make similar definitive experiences possible for all kids in this region I am lucky to call home, and in doing so, help ensure it's around for future generations yet to come.
Board Member Since 2023