By Kat Morgan, Associate Director of Puget Sound Conservation
It is celebration season, and our staff wanted to get a jump on festivities by celebrating Bob Carey, our director of strategic partnerships for Puget Sound, in reaching his 20th anniversary with The Nature Conservancy!
Just think, when Bob started working with the Conservancy, today’s college sophomores were just coming into the world and the oldest bald eagles returning to the Upper Skagit this winter were just hatching (the average lifespan for a bald eagle is 20 years)! But Bob’s passion for conserving nature and for sharing his love of Puget Sound Rivers was already well developed.
Over the past 20 years, he has helped our chapter lean into big ideas, jump on new opportunities and take on audacious goals for restoring our rivers, including championing the needs and desires of our human communities alongside those rivers.
Bob provided the vision and energy behind the Floodplains by Design coalition, which is re-thinking the way we manage river floodplains in Puget Sound and is bringing together communities to create a common picture of a future where nature, people and our economy are all healthy and thriving.