Watershed Watch Volunteer Appreciation: Sophia Lynn
We’d like to give special thanks to our long-time volunteer Sophia Lynn, and congratulate her on her new Engagement Assistant position with Watershed Watch!
Growing up on the West coast, Sophia has always lived near a salmon run. Her experiences as a kayak guide and running outdoor educational programs for youth have been a driving force behind her interest in community engagement and conservation. She is passionate about the interconnectedness between edible and medicinal plants and intertidal life and inspiring others to protect local ecosystems.
Salmon were a huge part of Sophia’s childhood on Salt Spring Island, B.C. Salmon were a key component of the school curriculum and she and her fellow classmates were involved with raising salmon in the classroom.
Sophia knew right away that she wanted to get involved with Watershed Watch because of what the organization stands for — the protection of B.C. wild salmon and their habitats. Over the summer, Sophia volunteered extensively with Watershed Watch, collecting signatures for the Safe Passage campaign. She thoroughly enjoyed the response she received from the public and was energized by people’s passion for protecting local salmon runs. This made her want to participate further and get more involved. One of her favourite events from the summer was the Saturna Island BBQ on July 1, 2017.
Sophia is now our newest staff member, coordinating volunteers and engagement events in Victoria, B.C. We are thrilled to have her on our team.
In her spare time, Sophia loves to kayak, explore the intertidal and learn about traditional ecological knowledge. She is interested in incorporating visual arts with multimedia, bringing culture into all aspects of life. She is pursuing a major in Anthropology and a minor in Environmental Science.
If you are interested in being part of the Victoria engagement team, contact Sophia.