Libby was Putah Creek Council's executive director from 2009 until 2014. She revived and expanded Putah Creek Council's community stewardship programs and events and nurtured and expanded our cooperative programs with the Lower Putah Creek Coordinating Committee, the Solano and Yolo County Resource Conservation Districts, Solano County Parks and Recreation Division and numerous other partners.
Libby came to California from Colorado in 2001 to do salmon habitat restoration work with the AmeriCorps Watershed Stewards Program. She moved from Humboldt County to Yolo County with her husband, Reid Bryson, so he could go to graduate school at U.C. Davis. With several years of successful fundraising and restoration work under her belt, Libby was hired to take on the challenge of leading Putah Creek Council during the height of the recession and state grant freezes and she was very effective and successful.
Libby continues to advocate for salmon and trout habitat restoration and watershed planning with Trout Unlimited. She lives in Winters with Reid - who is one of Putah Creek Council's outstanding Stewardship Team members.
Listen to Libby's oral history recording below.