Please welcome Chris Weidl as the Mill Creek Watershed Council's new Program and Outreach Director.
Many of you may recognize Chris, as he has been working with the Council in a part-time capacity since August 2016 as the East Fork Mill Creek Wildermuth Wetland Research Assistant. Last spring, for his dedication and passion to the Mill Creek, Chris was offered the role of the Program and Outreach Coordinator where he worked closely with our then Program and Outreach Director, Emma Clohessy. With Emma having accepted a teaching position elsewhere (congrats, Emma!), Chris has been promoted to this role.
Chris has recently graduated from Cincinnati State Community and Technical College with a degree in Environmental Engineering Technology focused on Stormwater Management. Chris has attained his OSHA 40 hour HAZWOPER certification equipping him in proper procedure and protocol in situations involving hazardous, or potentially hazardous, material. He has also passed both courses for the Ohio EPA QHEI habitat assessment and Level 2 Macroinvertebrate identification, which will enable Chris to assess river and stream health - an invaluable skill to have on the Mill Creek!
Having completed these courses, Chris plans to apply for his EPA Level 2 credible data collector certification. This certification will come in handy the most with Chris's duties for the Mill Creek Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Program.
One of Chris's professional goals is to help restore and maintain the Mill Creek as a safe and fun water resource for the region while also developing new techniques for the efficient maintenance of green infrastructure projects. We're looking forward to having him on the team full-time.
To welcome Chris, feel free to use this link to his email.