Caleb Mott initially joined the District as an intern in March of 2015, assisting the farm team under Sofia Gidlund in developing a Farm Inventory of the Key Peninsula, Gig Harbor, and Island’s watershed. This Fall, Caleb was given a more permanent home with the District when he was hired as the District’s Water Quality Assistant.
This position involves cleaning and distributing Water Quality Kits that are loaned out to volunteers throughout Pierce County. In the coming months, Caleb hopes to take on increased responsibility in his position and help expand and streamline the Water Quality Kit Program to help it become even more robust than it already is. He also gets the chance to help plan, setup, and host plantings that help restore riparian zones along creeks in the county.
Caleb comes to the District with experience in invasive plant removal, riparian zone restoration, and salmon habitat restoration, which he obtained while working for the Washington Conservation Corps in 2010. Caleb is also currently completing his last quarter at University of Washington, Tacoma, where he will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies.
Caleb was raised in Washington State and grew up in a family that taught him to be conscious of the importance of this area’s natural resources both culturally and economically. From there it has grown into a passion that is shaping into a lifelong career.