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About Save the Poudre: Poudre Waterkeeper

Our Mission

To Protect and Restore the Cache la Poudre River.


Gary Wockner
Gary Wockner

Gary Wockner, Executive Director – Gary Wockner, Ph.D., is an ecological scientist, activist, and writer, and has been active in environmental issues for 25 years. Gary serves as the Executive Director, Spokesperson, and “Poudre Waterkeeper” for Save the Poudre. Dr. Wockner helped co-found the group and works intensely on a variety of environmental issues in Colorado and across the planet. Gary owns a home in downtown Fort Collins just a few blocks from the Poudre River. More at:

Contact Gary at 970-218-8310.




Jennifer Sunderland, Coordinator – Coordinator of whatever needs to be coordinated at Save the Poudre, Jennifer draws on a diverse set of skills developed during her previous work as an anthropologist and middle-school science and English teacher.  In addition to saving the Poudre, Jennifer works to restore our local foodshed by sustainably growing food for a small band of CSA farm members. During the off-season, she devotes many hours to exploring the Poudre River and its watershed and has recently taken up fly-fishing as an excuse to spend more time in beautiful places.

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Board Members

Mark EasterMark Easter, Board Chair – Mr. Easter is a plant ecologist who works at Colorado State University developing greenhouse gas inventory methods for land use, forestry and agriculture. Mark is an avid backpacker, backcountry skier, reader, fisherman, and kayaker. He values wild rivers and wild places, good government, and healthy, functioning ecosystems. He is committed to wild rivers and wild places and their protection. Mark lives near the Cache la Poudre River in Larimer County, Colorado and was a co-founder of Save The Poudre.


 Other Board Members:

Barry Noon
Alexa Sample
Todd Simmons
Cordelia Stone
Doug Swartz
Phil Friedman

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