We are pleased to welcome our new operations director, Shayla Walker, to the Watershed Watch team!
Shayla has worked in the non-profit sector, which she prefers to term the “social profit sector,” for over a decade as a volunteer, employee and board member. Throughout her career, she has focused on the value of governance, administration, and planning for social profit organizations to effectively realize their missions.
Shayla’s last role was Senior Program Associate at Tides Canada Foundation, where she was responsible for managing over $1,000,000 in grant-making. Through her role at Tides Canada, she was first introduced to Watershed Watch Salmon Society, and grew to appreciate the important role wild salmon play as an indicator species.
“Salmon are the proverbial canaries in the coal mine. Our health, and the health of B.C.’s ecosystem, is inherently tied to theirs,” says Shayla.
“Watershed Watch plays an important role in advancing wild salmon conservation in B.C. and I have always been impressed by the organization’s nimble actions and science-based decision making in defending these iconic species. I am thrilled to be a part of this important work.”
(We are thrilled to have her too!)
Shayla enjoys being outdoors at any time of the the year and can often be found running or walking the Vancouver seawall, listening to one of her many favorite podcasts.
Congratulations, Shayla. So proud to be your aunt. Merry Xmas + Happy New Year. Love, Auntie Nita + Uncle Don
Really good idea to brag abit then we find out what our young folks are doing
Thank you for that, I think it is wonderful the opportunities available to day and how the young people are taking advantage of this opportunity,
I can see the Walker look almost a Gary
Old Anaunt Inez
We are so very proud of you Shay! Love Grandpa&Grandma
Wild salmon spawning grounds and hatcheries .
Are they going to be dealt with?
I have worked on them decades ago but the operators have been quite upset with the government since they turned their back on them!