I grew up on Lake Michigan and watched its crystal clear waters degrade in the ’50s and ’60s to a point you could no longer see the bottom and fish were dying. It made me realize how quickly we can lose a pristine environment. When I moved to the headwaters of the North River area (the Indian Head River) I recognized having such a beautiful river so close to the metro Boston area was a treasure.  I started volunteering for the NSRWA’s water testing project in the early ’90s and have been involved ever since as Executive Director and a Board Member. I was a freelance accountant and GIS consultant in the environmental field as my careers.  I am currently living in Scituate and involved with the Trails Committee.