New Executive Director as of July 1st

Former Executive Director Lorin Letendre has re-assumed his role as President and Chair of the Conservancy, and succeeding him as our Interim Executive Director is Abbie Beane. Abbie has served on our Board of Directors for eight years and has a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Middlebury College and MIIS in environmental policy. She and her family recently moved to Carmel Valley Village just a hundred yards from the Carmel River! Lorin will continue to chair the CRWC Advisory Council Carmel River Task Force, and MPWMD’s Carmel River Advisory Committee.

The Board also recently welcomed two new members—Scott Hennessy (founder of the CSUMB Watershed Institute and former marine biologist) and Jen Hunter (Executive Director of the UC Hastings Research Preserve in Carmel Valley.