Earl Byron has been interested in aquatic science throughout his education and career; with a BA in marine biology from UCSB and doctorate in aquatic ecology and limnology from
U of Colorado, Boulder, to a career in water quality and aquatic ecology at UC Davis and in consulting. These interests naturally fit with volunteer service to a local, aquatic habitat-focused nonprofit such as PCC.
Earl’s love of “all things aquatic” naturally translates into supporting the stewardship and education missions of Putah Creek Council. Earl, has led student explorations of marsh, stream, and tidepool habitats locally and in southern California as part of volunteer activities, both in terms of his children’s activities and now, with PCC and other environmental-focused organizations. He has been involved with annual creek cleanups for years. He believes that environmental education and community-involved stewardship are vital to making a positive difference in our lives and that of the planet.
Earl is mostly retired from active consulting and enjoys time with family and travel, especially with any outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, and canoe or kayaking. As an unrelated passion, he loves singing in a local doo-wop and oldies a cappella group, performing at Davis and Winters venues.