I am lucky to have a wide variety of responsibilities at the Wells Reserve that keep my job interesting year round. I manage most of our fisheries restoration efforts, from dam removals to fish ladder repair, as well as monitoring the ecological response of the system following the restoration. This is my favorite aspect of working at the Wells Reserve as it gives me a chance to complete meaningful conservation projects while also answering scientific questions about the ecology of our streams and estuaries. I also help to run our System Wide Monitoring Program, maintaining our fleet of YSI data sondes, and conducting monthly nutrient sampling. I work closely with community volunteers, managing water quality monitoring efforts in two local rivers, and coordinating monthly measurements of beach erosion in York and Cumberland counties.
What is your choice of mascot for Wells Reserve and why?
YSI 6600 V2 Multi-Parameter Water Quality Sonde, or "Swampy", as we like to call him.