Fifteen years ago, a Portland High School student with an interest in marine science came to volunteer with us, and stayed on for several years. Since then, from afar, we have followed Meghan Murphy’s journey as she moved to Canada to earn a PhD in wetland ecology, married a Canadian, and landed a position as Riverwatch Coordinator with a fellow WATERKEEPER® ALLIANCE program, Ottawa Riverkeeper in Ontario.
Meghan wrote us recently, “My passion for Waterkeeper Alliance and grassroots environmental advocacy started with you. I am starting a volunteer water quality monitoring program for the river and its tributaries. With my experience with Friends of Casco Bay’s model program, how could I not take up the challenge! There are so many people in the watershed who want to protect the river; providing a program that can engage them will have a huge impact. Professionally, I feel as though I have come full circle and am back where