Member Spotlight: Edward Denton, Mobile Baykeeper AmeriCorps Program.
Meet Edward Denton, currently serving with Mobile Baykeeper, an environmental non-profit of the AmeriCorps State & National AmeriCorps program.
1. What will your service focus on this year?
This year, I am focused on looking out for the Mobile Bay Basin. I will address issues reported to us by citizens and monitor bacteria levels through regular testing. Additionally, I will be learning about our fish consumption advisories, published by the Alabama Department of Public Health, to understand how Mobile Baykeeper will use the advisories to measure our progress toward our goal of making the fish in our waterways safe to eat.
2. What inspired you to serve as an AmeriCorps member?
As a civil engineering student aspiring to be a water engineer, I wanted to serve as an AmeriCorps Patrol Team member to learn more about the water sector from the perspective of a local environmental non-profit. I’m also immensely grateful for the opportunity to give back to the community and preserve and restore the beautiful and vital Mobile Bay Basin, which is highly rewarding.
3. What advice would you give someone interested in serving with your AmeriCorps State program?
There is great value in serving with a dynamic and organized team, and I have gained so many transferrable skills. Mobile Baykeeper will challenge you to be the best you can be which is an enormous growth and learning opportunity.
Thank you for your service, Edward!