The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy Announces Appointment

| December 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Lynne Anne Baker assumes new role

Lynne Anne Baker is the new executive director of The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy. Baker is a seasoned advocate and experienced leader in the conservation field.

Baker offered, “I want to help the Conservancy maintain the excellent momentum of the first 25 years… We”ll continue to provide amazing outdoor recreation opportunities while protecting our critical natural resources and being a stewards for clean water.”

Baker brings a unique technical grounding in floodways, watersheds, natural filtration systems, and groundwater recharge to her passion for clean water. After an early career in project controls, she earned her J.D. at the University of San Diego where she covered the Department of Fish and Game for the Center for Public Interest Law. Working with the State Attorney General, she successfully defended the Regional Water Quality Control Board’s first unified NPDES permit with storm water controls. A recognized advocate of smart-growth, she led the efforts of the Endangered Habitats League to educate decision makers on taxpayer costs of sprawl, to advance Safe Routes to School and Habitat Conservation Plans in the region, to protect the Agua Hacienda Headwaters, and to conserve the Borrego Springs Aquifer.

Baker has directed restoration projects for the San Diego River Conservancy, including an extensive mine reclamation on the Upper River in Lakeside that won the Caltrans 2010 Excellence in Transportation Award for Cultural Enhancement. She has a long history in civic engagement; her contributions include serving as board secretary for Citizens Coordinate for Century 3, stakeholder to the 2005 Airport Site Selection Committee, a Construction Peer in the GSA Design & Construction Excellence program, and 5th year mentor to Poway High’s FIRST Robotics team. Lynne Anne is an alumna of LEAD North County.

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