"I've been working on water quality issues for several years at ALCOSAN. Answers to the problems have been traditional engineering solutions. 3 Rivers 2nd Nature will introduce innovative approaches to restoration that will consider biodiversity, public access and cultural values. Before this project, I hadn't been on the rivers in a small boat. Being that close to the water, I can better see the rivers' problems and possibilities. I wanted to be part of this project to help change how we feel about the rivers and share the passion that I have for improving water quality. Once we begin to realize the rivers' full potential, we can then begin to move forward."

Kathy Knauer collecting a water sample

Kathleen Knauer

Environmental Scientist
ALCOSAN 3 Rivers 2nd Nature
Program Manager for ALCOSAN and 3RWW