Mary Logalbo

Mary on mountainFor over a decade, Mary Logalbo has worked on conservation issues seeking innovative solutions with collaborative teams to accomplish more on-the-ground projects. As Urban Conservationist at WMSWCD, Mary manages the District’s Urban Natural Areas Restoration Program, Stormwater Programs, Urban Watershed Mentors, Meadowscaping, Partner Funding, Canopy Weeds and Landscape Demonstrations Programs.

Mary earned her Executive Master’s in Public Administration (EMPA) at Portland State University’s Hatfield School of Government and her B.S. in Environmental Science from Plattsburgh State University (PSU), New York. She studied terrestrial ecology and marine biology at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. Mary also volunteered weekends at a N.Y. organic farm and worked as a camp counselor at a biodynamic farm specializing in Waldorf Education. Through the Research Education Undergraduate (REU) program Mary conducted surveys and created bathometric maps for Trout Unlimited which were presented at the Keystone Coldwater Conference at Pennsylvania State University.

After graduation, Mary worked as the Executive Director of the Au Sable River Association (ASRA), a non-profit watershed enhancement organization in Adirondack State Park. Mary served with the Northwest Service Academy’s AmeriCorps program in Portland, Oregon as a Technical Research Specialist before joining the Marion Soil & Water Conservation District as a Resource Conservationist, where she developed and coordinated the District’s Invasive Species Program, helped coordinate an environmental education grant program, developed numerous conservation plans with landowners, and managed the District’s web site.

You can reach Mary at 503.238.4775, ext. 103 and mary@wmswcd.org.