Thursday, April 1, 2010

Wendy Patoprsty, Natural Resources

Wendy Patoprsty is the Extension Agent for Natural Resources and Environmental Education in Watauga County.  She moved to Watauga County in 2000 after receiving a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture from the University of Georgia.  She started with Extension in 2001 as a grant funded Water Quality Technician and was hired as a Natural Resources Extension Agent in 2003.  In October 2008, NC A&T State University hired Wendy as an Environmental Education Extension Agent.  In this position Wendy collaborates with community development projects, stormwater projects, and community environmental education.

In 2014, Wendy received her Masters degree in Geography from Appalachian State University.  She coordinates the Kids in the Creek Program, the Big Sweep river cleanup which removes tons, literally, of trash from High Country streams each year. Wendy is also very involved in Operation Medicine Cabinet, which brings together more than a dozen agencies throughout the High Country to keep pharmaceuticals out of area watersheds. She is a Natural Resource Leadership Institute Fellow, has her NC Environmental Education Certification, and participated in the 2010 Marine Mammal Institute.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Wendy. I met you at the Greenway in Boone yesterday. I am David Jenkins. Thank you for taking your time to challenge me to be more involved in environmental issues. The time you took with me will not be wasted. I'm glad I found you and that you have this blog. I'll probably be back in contact with you. I wish you the best.