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Conservation Foundation hires new watershed manager
The Conservation Foundation will have a reception to recognize individuals who participated in developing the Blackberry Creek Watershed Management Plan and to welcome its new Blackberry Creek Watershed manager from 4 to 7 p.m. April 27 Fisherman's Inn in Elburn.
Ksenia Rudensiuk, the new watershed manager, begins May 10. Funding for the position has been provided, in part, by Kane and Kendall county boards.
Her main responsibilities will be to provide program direction, oversight and coordination for the implementation of the Blackberry Creek Watershed Management Plan, developed by the Blackberry Creek Watershed Resource Planning Committee. The plan addresses flooding, water quality and other environmental issues.
Rudensiuk will work with volunteers, government officials and businesses to establish and implement the 40 recommendations contained within the plan, work with Conservation Foundation staff in coordinating and implementing watershed related education and outreach programs, and coordinate fund-raising efforts to sustain Blackberry Creek watershed and related programs.
Rudensiuk brings experience in not-for-profit operations, natural resource's management and policy analysis, dispute resolution and legal issues.
She received a bachelor of science degree in natural resource conservation from Rutgers University and a master;s in science degree in forest hydrology from the University of Minnesota, where she also has completed her doctorate work in environmental policy. She also has a law degree.
The Conservation Foundation is a private, not-for-profit land conservation and watershed protection organization, based in Naperville.
Tickets available for garden party fund-raiser for Fox Valley Hospice
Mark your calendar May 4 for Fox Valley Hospice's garden party fund-raiser.
The Geneva-based not-for-profit agency that serves the Tri- Cities is having a garden party fashion show and lunch. The event begins at 10 a.m., with lunch at noon, followed by a fashion show, auction and raffle of theme baskets.
The show will feature the latest summer attire available at Directions in Clothing and Good Cents Children. …