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Sarah Bower

Technical Program Director

Sarah serves as the Technical Program Director, working directly with external partners to drive policy change and deepen partnerships with Mass Rivers’ member organizations. She runs Mass Rivers’ Technical Assistance Program focused on 1) implementing strategies to protect and restore streamflow, water quality, and wildlife habitat, and 2) strengthening member groups’ capacity to use legal, regulatory, and programmatic tools available to them, including the state’s Water Management Act and federal Clean Water Act. Her work is dedicated to increasing climate resilience statewide.

Sarah has a keen interest in water sciences and a passion for protecting the environment. She attended Hobart and William Smith Colleges where she received a B.S. in Geosciences (double major in Environmental Studies and minor in Biology), and earned a M.S. in Natural Resources: Soil and Water Resource Management from the University of New Hampshire. Her graduate research explored the impacts of storms and urbanization on nitrogen removal and greenhouse gas emissions from wetlands and headwater streams in the Ipswich River Watershed in MA. Prior to joining Mass Rivers, Sarah worked for the New York State Department of Health as a Project Assistant and Public Health Specialist on several environmental health projects.

Sarah is from Saratoga Springs, NY, where her interests in environmental conservation and management grew out of summers spent in the Adirondacks and in her personal time, she enjoys spending time outside biking, running, and playing soccer.

Sarah Bower
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