for Riparian and Estuarine Research
Mission, Goals, Officers
The Navarro-by-the-Sea Center was founded to promote education, research, and interpretive activities related to Navarro-by-the-Sea, its historic populations, and the river and estuary ecosystems of the larger Navarro River watershed. Through research and education, we hope to promote a sustainable balance between the natural and human communities.
Our Goals are:
Board of Directors
Founder/Honorary President: Hillary Adams. Ph.D. in Ancient Greek Art and Archaeology, University of California, Berkeley. Teaching positions: Columbia University, NY; University of California, Berkeley and Riverside. Advisory Group, Navarro Watershed Restoration Plan, 1995-1997. Founder of NSCR and The Charles Fletcher Society, with strong interests in historical preservation, archaeology and environment, Dr. Adams passes away in 2007.
President: James Martin: BS in Biology and a BA in Fine Art Practice from University of California, Berkeley. Over 25 years experience as biological and environmental consultant involved with over 300 projects throughout northern California. Principal of an environmental consulting firm specializing in biological and wetland assessments; habitat enhancement and restoration projects; and permit assistance. Interests include improving watershed management practices and the health of coastal river systems, preserving historical resources, and expanding visitor interpretive and educational services as a management tool.
Vice-President: Peter Kalvass. Senior Marine biologist with State of California: Ocean Salmon Project, 1980-85; Mendocino Coastal unit manager: 1985-95; Specialist in near-shore invertebrate fisheries: sea urchins and abalone.
Secretary: Kathleen Cameron. Certified Special Education Teacher (retired). B.S. Degree, Sociology; Owner of an historic bed and breakfast inn,1985-2006; Mendocino Historical Review Board Member, 1997-2003 and 2010-2013. Member of National Trust for Historic Preservation. Member of California Preservation Foundation. Member and Docent, Kelley House Museum, Inc. Board of Directors of Hospitality House Shelter.
Treasurer: Ericha Heinsohn-Sevy, Branch Manager, Savings Bank of Mendocino County. Life-time coast resident and 9 years in the Banking profession. Trustee, Mendocino Library; Member, Soroptimist International of Mendocino.
Board Member: Chuck Saunders. Retired engineer specializing in radar and related instrumentation in missile and space borne flight testing. Education in EE and Physics at Northeastern U., Boston U. and U.C. Riverside. Presently a docent at Elk museum and visitor center. Past president of F.B. Shriners.
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