This month, Bayou City Waterkeeper welcomes Executive Director Ayanna Jolivet Mccloud to our team. Ayanna brings over twenty years in nonprofit administration, leading programs and building infrastructure at environmental and cultural institutions. Before joining BCWK, she worked at Houston Botanic Garden as director of education and public programs, overseeing the launch of the organization's first-ever educational offerings including virtual lectures and tours, a community garden, classes, a docent program, school programs, and a summer camp. In addition to program development, Ayanna brings experience in capacity building, development, and fundraising at institutions including University of Houston, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and Project Row Houses. Building on her background in arts, Ayanna uses creative thinking in advocating for and connecting with the environment. Read more about Ayanna's vision for Bayou City Waterkeeper on our blog.
As we've brought Ayanna on board, we have been busy working to protect communities affected by water pollution, flooding, and infrastructure failures across greater Houston. Fresh off our recent legal victory against the Army Corps of Engineers, the Houston Chronicle's Editorial Board highlighted the importance of our Wetlands Watch program, and volunteers joined us out in Surfside as we searched for plastic pellets, known as nurdles, along the shoreline.
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