Big Sky Watershed Corps Member, Stephanie Lynn, will stay on with the Task Force for a new staff position, Communications and Education Coordinator. This new position, initially funded by the Big Sky Resort Tax, was developed to tackle the expanding work load of the Task Force to ensure clean, cold, and abundant water in the Gallatin for future generations.
Stephanie has loved cold, clean rivers since she identified her first Plecoptera (stonefly) at the age of ten. Her desire to learn how Earth Systems work carried her through her undergraduate degree in Earth and Oceanographic Science. Since graduating, she has spent her time teaching children of all ages about everything from carnivorous wetland plants to high mountain weather. Stephanie’s passion for free-heel skiing and long mountain runs brought her to Big Sky this past January.
In her new role, Stephanie will: 1) develop interpretive signage for the Big Sky Community Corporation Hummocks and Uplands trail system, 2) coordinate a service-learning project with the Ophir 4th grade class on drought and water conservation, 3) create a new septic system brochure and associated outreach plan, 4) oversee the watershed monitoring program, and 5) communicate Task Force news via website and social media updates.
Photo by Rich Addicks, Photojournalist and Task Force Board Member