ENVIRONMENT AGENCY CATCHMENT COORDINATOR FOR THE AIRE AND CALDER
Rachel studied Environment Management at Lancaster University, and has a love of nature and wild places, stemming from a childhood in the Dales and family in conservation management.
Living and working in the catchment since 2003, she has worked in pollution prevention and waste regulation for the Environment Agency, seen a shift in focus towards engagement and investment, and a valuing of the Leeds Waterfront through management of the Aire Action Leeds project, in addition to supporting MP and Defra communications for the EA following the floods in 2015 and 2020.
As Catchment Coordinator at the Environment Agency, Rachel helps to administer and support the Aire Catchment Network with Aire Rivers Trust, and drives connections and offers support to the range of partner organisations in the catchment. Linking people together to develop multi-benefit projects, and enabling successful partnership working to get the best for our rivers, becks and surrounding environment.