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Urban Water Quality Program Coordinator

Lindsay Brown started her work with CMSF in September of 2022. Lindsay coordinates the volunteer water quality monitoring programs: First FlushUrban WatchSnapshot Day, and the Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE) monitoring. She also provides monitoring, data management, and technical expertise for local municipalities to better understand pollutants in urban runoff and their water quality objectives for stormwater management. Through both of these avenues, she hopes to help inspire others and to improve the water quality of urban stormwater entering the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS). She's open to new partnerships and collaborating on projects to increase understanding of water quality issues. 


Lindsay has a Master of Advanced Studies degree in marine biodiversity and conservation from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography through the University of California - San Diego, and a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and environmental science from Iowa State University. She's worked for a private environmental laboratory, a city, and a county conservation district in Minnesota and is continuing her interest and passion for water quality into the state of California to benefit the MBNMS.

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