Ecological Restoration and Management Coordinator
Hailing from the wilds of New Jersey, Sarah received her degree in Environmental Studies and French from Seattle University in 2005. She has also interned and studied at The University of Pennsylvania’s Morris Arboretum, studied and worked in Belize and France, worked as a deck hand and environmental educator on a restored oyster schooner, and as a gardener at Seattle University’s organic, sustainable campus garden.
Before joining IRC, Sarah worked with the Florida Park Service, The Nature Conservancy, the US Fish & Wildlife Service and other agencies in South Florida with a conservation focus. She has worked in a number of regional ecosystems including cypress swamp, scrub, pine flatwoods, maritime hammock, freshwater marsh, coastal strand and the beautiful riverine systems of Florida’s first federally designated Wild and Scenic River, the Loxahatchee. Her primary responsibilities revolved around invasive exotic species removal, prescribed fire, installing native plants, water quality testing, species monitoring, volunteer coordination and environmental outreach and education.
Sarah joined IRC in late 2010 as the new Program Coordinator for our Pine Rockland Initiative. She supervises a skilled invasive exotic plant removal team that works on improving the habitat of Miami-Dade’s remaining globally-imperiled pine rocklands. Her mission is to remove infestations of invasive plants like Burmareed and Brazilian Pepper, so that native diversity can be restored and endangered populations of Garber’s spurge, tiny polygala and crenulate lead-plant can be saved from extinction. For more information about the Pine Rockland Initiative or if you would like to get involved please contact Sarah at 305-505-9192 or email@example.com.