Robin was one of the very earliest members of the original Putah Creek Council Steering Committee - along with Steve Chainey and Susan Sanders - and she was also a founding board member. Robin served for many years as our Treasurer and also took on many other important roles related to early fundraising efforts and the litigation. One of our longest-serving members, Robin was on the Putah Creek Council board until 2004.
Robin became involved with Putah Creek Council after moving to Davis from Weaverville, CA where she had been a soil scientist for the U.S. Forest Service. After attending the U.C. Davis Graduate School of Management and working for the City of Davis and state Department of Finance, Robin found kindred spirits in Putah Creek Council.
While still serving as Putah Creek Council’s Treasurer, Robin (and other early Council supporters) began advocating for the establishment of a state wildlife area in the remnant wetlands of the Yolo Bypass. Robin is currently Executive Director of the Yolo Basin Foundation and has received numerous awards for her conservation and environmental education work over the past 25 years.
Listen to Robin's oral history recording below.