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Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships reorganizes

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THAOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships (SWEP) wants to thank longtime Executive Director Christine McMorrow for her 10-plus years of service to the organization. McMorrow recently left SWEP to join the dedicated staff at Tahoe SAFE Alliance.

During her tenure at SWEP, McMorrow helped create many service-oriented environmental science projects that engaged students with their watershed and communities. As executive director McMorrow helped SWEP become an award-winning leader in fostering youth environmental stewardship, supporting academic achievement and providing community service.

To continue to build this leadership, SWEP reorganized and promoted Melissa Mohler to executive director. Mohler brings extensive experience in teaching and mentoring area youth as well as creating innovative partnerships with community organizations and businesses. Mohlerand#8217;s current projects for SWEP are as far ranging as supporting the Truckee High Envirolution Club, promoting Fish in the Classroom throughout the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District and helping students reduce lunchroom waste.

As executive director, Mohler will focus on maintaining partnerships, bringing her enthusiasm to classrooms and developing new programs.

Ashley Phillips, SWEPand#8217;s new project director, will bring student focus to the organization. Ashley is currently provides hands-on learning at the Winter Discovery Center at the Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area. Later this year, she will offer Science Fair and Science Family Night support in North Tahoe and Truckee, as well as SWEPand#8217;s summer camp program.

To complete the reorganization, SWEP is seeking a part-time financial services director. This position will focus on fundraising and other fiscal management tasks.

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SWEP welcomes partnerships throughout the community. Please contact Sue Rae Irelan at srirelan@sbcglobal.net or Missy Mohler at missybmohler@yahoo.com.