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Sep 04

Shorelines Program Manager to Lead New Shore Friendly Pierce Program

Posted on September 4, 2019 at 8:13 AM by Allan Warren

Mary Krauszer_Bio Photo 2_Fall 2019It is with much excitement that we welcome Mary Krauszer as the new program manager for Shore Friendly Pierce! With an academic background in marine biology and professional experience developing the first-ever ranger program for Metro Parks Tacoma, Mary brings a unique skill set to the District’s effort to improve nearshore ecosystems in Pierce County. Here’s a little more about Mary, in her own words:

I am thrilled to join the Pierce Conservation District team and to work to make tangible, positive change for landowners and Puget Sound ecosystems. I was born and raised in Alaska and moved to Tacoma in 2008 to attend the University of Puget Sound. I fell in love with Washington state and the South Sound region.

My field work in intertidal ecology and nearshore ecosystems introduced me to shoreline armoring and the benefits of shore friendly methods. With a background in environmental education and community engagement with Metro Parks Tacoma, Franklin Conservation District, and Slater Museum of Natural History, among others, I have worked upstream from conservation, nurturing attitudes toward stewardship action. I look forward to moving my efforts downstream to maximize my impact and directly address the health of Puget Sound in a more concrete way. When I’m not at work or walking with my greyhound, you can find me on the track with the Dockyard Derby Dames, Tacoma’s roller derby league.

Contact our new Shorelines Program Manager, Mary Krauszer, at maryk@piercecd.org or (253) 845-9770 ext. 113