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Water Quality Research, Education, and Outreach Associate


Position Summary

CMSF leads scientific research on agricultural plastic pollution in watersheds through a partnership with Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, UC Cooperative Extension, local growers, researchers from Washington State University and Cal Poly, and industry representatives.  This position will help conduct trials of biodegradable mulch in place of traditional plastic mulch on strawberry fields and explores end of life solutions for plasticulture.

Agricultural Water Quality Program Coordinator


Position Summary

The Agricultural Water Quality Program Coordinator for CMSF is responsible for developing and maintaining agricultural water quality programs to support a sustainable agricultural industry and prevent agricultural pollution from negatively influencing Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS). Agriculture is a major industry and utilizes a significant portion of the land and water in watersheds surrounding MBNMS. Additionally, agricultural runoff is recognized as a pollutant source for nutrients, pesticides, and plastics. Agriculture is a potential sink for greenhouse gases, storing carbon in the soil while building soil health and drought resilience. The agricultural water quality program revolves around strong working partnerships in the agricultural community with other agricultural support organizations, agricultural professionals, and directly with growers and ranchers to address water quality issues and support the research and education to better manage and reduce these pollutants.

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