The City of Carpinteria welcomes CivicSpark Fellow Lindsay Erdmann. Lindsay is working in our Sustainability Division to help us address community resilience needs in solid waste management and watershed management. She grew up in Oxnard and earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from U.C. Santa Barbara. The City of Carpinteria is now benefiting from the experience Lindsay gained through internships at Goleta’s Storke Ranch Vernal Pools and at Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network, as well as conducting a research project on plastic waste in fish while she studied abroad in Costa Rica.
For the next 11 months, Lindsay will be working with Erin Maker, City of Carpinteria Environmental Program Manager, to help coordinate and facilitate educational outreach events revolving around solid waste use and disposal, water quality, and the creation of programming that will continue beyond the Fellowship. This includes creating outreach events and working directly with residents and businesses to assist them in complying with local and state regulations. “We are so thrilled to have Lindsay on board,” said Erin. “She jumped into her new role head first, creating and managing important programming for Creek Week in Carpinteria. She’s passionate about protecting our natural environment, and she is equipped with the tools and the talent to make it happen.”
CivicSpark is an AmeriCorps program dedicated to building capacity for local governments to address emerging environmental and social equity resilience challenges such as climate change, water resource management, affordable housing and mobility.