Restore and Protect Our Streams for all to Enjoy!
Become a member or renew your annual membership with a secure, tax-deductible gift (suggested donation is $50 per membership). When you join the Santa Clara County Creeks Coalition, you’re supporting the efforts to make our creeks healthy and beautiful once again – reversing the damage done to them through decades of urban development – and creating opportunities to enjoy them in many ways. All members will receive our electronic newsletter three times a year and updates on our work.
STAFF and KEY VOLUNTEERS
Holly Rodriguez joined the Creeks Coalition in March 2017. She is a graduate of San Jose State University with an MS in clinical psychology, and a BA in psychology. She is a passionate environmentalist and loves to connect with community members at Coyote Creek cleanups. When she is not focusing her energy toward Coyote Creek, she is chasing around her two young children and teaching them to appreciate all things wild.
She serves as both our Outreach Coordinator and Project Adminstrator, coordinating all outreach to recruit volunteers for our creek cleanups and nature walks, managing our various social media platforms such as FACEBOOK, working as part of the creek cleanup event team, and helping with the administrative functions of our projects.
Jake Black joined the Creeks Coalition as our Student Intern in October 2017. He is a San Jose native, graduated from San Jose's Branham High School and is attending West Valley College majoring in Park Management and may double major in Wildlife Management. He also works part-time for the Santa Clara County Parks Department and has done volunteer work with the Bay Area Ridge Trail and done beach cleanups with the Surfrider Foundation. In his off time, he likes enjoys camping, mountain biking and surfing.
He is now coodindating and conducting our Coyote Creek History and Ecology presentations to high school and community groups, assisting with our creek trash cleanup events and performing our trash removal effectiveness field monitoring studies.
Ben Simnacher serves as our Volunteer Team Leader in our trash cleanup program, has participated in our nature walks program, and is interested in helping the Creeks Coalition to increase the effectiveness of our efforts to restore the ecological health of Coyote Creek. He is an alumnus of AmeriCorps and The University of Texas School of Law. He worked to clean up the Trinity river in Dallas before moving to San Jose and has done invasive species removal work on his family property. In his day job he negotiates contracts for VeriSilicon, a comprehensive semiconductor IP and design services provider.