Member, Tamara Whitmore

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Executive Director, Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed

Tamara started with the Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed in 2006, as the group’s Education Director. Over the next 6 years, she developed and grew five unique educational programs that engaged students of all ages in understanding threats to water quality and the importance of healthy watersheds. Tamara added the management of the Friends conservation programs in 2012 and in 2014, stepped into the Executive Director role.  While not the one leading the day to day educational efforts of the Friends any longer, she still enjoys the occasional opportunity to get into the classroom or hold workshops for adults.  In addition, she has relished the opportunity to support other educators and seasonal staff, in their journey to learn and grow as effective communicators in environmental issues.  With a Bachelors in Biology from Hood College and a Masters in Environmental Studies from Antioch Graduate School of New England, the focus of her studies has always been in aquatic ecology.  Working in the field of watershed issues fits her passion to support the sustainable relationship between people and their environment, to increase the health of both.  Tamara has served on the MEEA Board of Directors since 2007, serving as President in 2012-2014.