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Stewards Individual Placement Program


Member Spotlight: Katie Willi, Ft. Collins, CO (Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance)


Jul 24, 2018 | Katie is currently serving her second term with Stewards in conjunction with the National Park Service. Katie is working with their Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) program working on a variety of projects. Throughout her term, Katie has been tasked with compiling data to prepare a report on the status of water quality in rivers that are managed by NPS and partnership rivers throughout the nation. Recently, Katie’s work took her to Theodore Roosevelt National Park so she could assist with collecting and analyzing water samples at multiple springs throughout the park. The goal was to determine the origin of these springs and what could impact them.

In May, Katie and several other RTCA Fellows were able to attend the River Rally conference in Olympic Valley, CA. This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act which plays an important role in the work they are all doing. Many of the Fellows have been working on projects to celebrate this milestone both locally and nationally. It was a great opportunity for the RTCA Fellows and their supervisors to come together and share ideas and the work they are doing. Not to mention, it was a chance for them to all have some fun together and explore California.