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I learned the hard way that all the research in the world doesn’t matter once the bulldozers arrive. I started my career as a scientist and researcher in the field catching and releasing bears, bats, and birds. I thought studying their beautiful natural habitats and sharing sound science demonstrating how important they are to ecosystems and the human communities around them would be enough to save them. But time after time the sound science was ignored by short sighted policies.
In a previous position, I taught students to reforest streams along the Potomac River and learned how great policies made thousands of on-the-ground projects possible. Time and time again, I’ve learned how important policy is to protecting the environment we hold dear.
So I traded in my work boots for work shoes and got to work on good policy. Here I am testifying at the Howard County Council meeting for tried and true methods protecting our waterways from the devastating effects of stormwater pollution. I am honored to work for an organization that uses sound science and research to make better policies here in Maryland.
Will you join me and support Maryland LCV with a donation before ? Every donation will be TRIPLED and help us keep the Bay clean, address climate change, and Maryland healthy for all residents, animal and human alike>>
With your support, Maryland LCV is able to ensure our elected leaders represent your environmental values. I’m so grateful to live in Maryland where we’ve made incredible progress over the past year thanks to the conservation leaders that we support.
For all of Maryland’s residents, human or otherwise,
Ben Alexandro, Water Policy Advocate