Community Matters: River Source
Rich Schrader, River Source
Wednesday, September 20, 2023
In this episode of Community Matters, Sandra Session-Robertson speaks with Rich Schrader, Executive Director of River Source, a local nonprofit that supports people living as good stewards of their watersheds by providing science and policy education, monitoring, and ecological restoration services throughout New Mexico.
Rich Schrader founded River Source in 1997 to develop ecological restoration and citizen science projects with significant public involvement that lead to long-term and community-based watershed stewardship. He has designed erosion control, river restoration and environmental education projects and set-up ecological restoration and monitoring with private and public landowners on over 130 sites throughout New Mexico. He has 25+ years experience working with high school students doing watershed planning, monitoring and restoration and has advised people working for 13 of the 19 New Mexico Pueblos on water, land, and ecological monitoring.
He graduated from UNM with a masters in Community and Regional Planning and a Bachelors in International Relations from the University of San Diego.
About Community Matters
Our monthly radio show invites subject experts and community leaders to talk about the challenges and inequities our region faces and possible solutions that could contribute to its growth. Hosted by Santa Fe Community Foundation staff, Community Matters airs on the third Wednesday of every month at 6:00 PM on KSFR (101.1 FM). Listen to past episodes here.