New York Ecological Restoration Program Manager
Katie Friedman is a member of Save the Sound’s Ecological Restoration team and works closely with the Western Long Island Sound office. She manages the New York Ecological Restoration Program including river restoration, living shorelines, and green infrastructure projects in Westchester, New York City, and Long Island.
Katie joins Save the Sound with a background in urban watershed restoration and planning, wetlands protection, and water quality monitoring. She most recently worked for NYC Parks as their Aquatic Ecologist where she developed a watershed management plan for the Harlem River and managed diadromous fish restoration efforts on the Bronx River.
Katie holds an M.S. in Biology from Clark University where she studied the effects of anthropogenic nutrient loading on New England salt marshes. She has worked on watershed and wetland management efforts for the Charles River Watershed Association, City of Boston, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Hudson River Estuary Program. Katie is now thrilled to lead the expansion of Save the Sound’s ecological restoration work in her home state of New York.