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Heather Desko

Senior Watershed Protection Specialist

Email: hdesko@raritanbasin.org
Telephone: 908-730-0270 ext. 231

Heather graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Boston University with an M.A. in Energy and Environmental Analysis and a B.A. in Environmental Science. She spent a semester abroad with the Boston University Tropical Ecology Program in Ecuador.

Heather graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Boston University with an M.A. in Energy and Environmental Analysis and a B.A. in Environmental Science. She spent a semester abroad with the Boston University Tropical Ecology Program in Ecuador.
 
Heather has a solid background in conducting biological and visual assessments on stream corridors throughout central New Jersey and has several years of experience in environmental education and public outreach. She is a member of the New Jersey Water Monitoring Council, a Project WET Facilitator, and Aquatics Station Coordinator for the New Jersey Envirothon.
 
Heather served as the 2008-2009 Watershed Ambassador for the Lower Raritan, South River, and Lawrence Brook Watersheds (WMA 9) with the AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassadors Program. In her spare time, she volunteers with the Friends of Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. Heather enjoys nature photography, hot yoga, hiking, and kayaking.
 
Heather's Projects and Expertise:

  • River-Friendly Business Program
  • River-Friendly School Program
  • Rain Gardens
  • Rain Barrels
  • Peters Brook Stormwater Reduction Project
  • Lockatong and Wickecheoke Creek Watersheds Restoration and Protection Plan
  • Manasquan Watershed Source Water Protection Program
  • Aquatic Invasive Species
  • Manalapan Brook Watershed Restoration & Protection Plan