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New Watershed Planner joins GCCD to work on Moses Lake Water Quality

The Grant County Conservation District (GCCD) is excited to announce Ronald Scerbicke has joined the GCCD team as our new watershed planner to help advance the Moses Lake Watershed Council's (MLWC) mission.

Ronald Scerbicke, GCCD Watershed Planner

Ron's initial focus will be on developing the Moses Lake Watershed Plan. The watershed plan will identify and prioritize specific projects to be implemented by the MLWC, GCCD, and other partners to help improve Moses Lake's water quality in a strategic and effective way, and will help open doors for future project funding.


Ron's education, experience, and professional interests make him a great fit to help lead this important work for our watershed and we couldn't be more thrilled to welcome him aboard.


Interested in learning more about Ron? Check out our interview with him below and feel free to contact him directly at ronald-scerbicke@conservewa.net or at (509) 765-9618.

Get to know Ron!


Q: Ron, where are you from and what brought you to Washington?

I am from Illinois and grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. I came out to Washington for school at Eastern Washington University and the desire to come out to the West.


Q: What is your experience with water quality and watershed planning?

I have worked at SEWRPC (Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission) as an environmental planning technician working with lakes and streams. I have also worked as a laboratory technician for the Spokane Tribe doing water quality analysis for various surrounding lakes, including Lake Coeur d’Alene. My focus for my Master’s degree in biology has also been focused heavily around limnology, the study of lakes.


Q: What are you most excited to do in your new position as a watershed planner working on Moses Lake's water quality?

I am excited to tackle the issue of the blue-green algae since that is heavily focused around nutrients. Trying to get this issue cleared up will be amazing for the lake and everybody that uses it!

Q: If you could ask long-time residents of Moses Lake anything, what would it be?


Where is a great place to grab some great food in Moses Lake?


Q: What's your favorite hobby?

Hiking has been my favorite hobby as of lately.


Q: What are you personally most interested in learning and/or exploring over the next year?

I am excited to learn everything I can from Grant County Conservation District. There are so many interesting things to learn. What I am most interested in exploring are the National Parks that Washington has to offer. Can’t wait to be able to explore them again.

 

Contact Ron Scerbicke, GCCD Watershed Planner at ronald-scerbicke@conservewa.net or at (509) 765-9618.

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