From Halle Van der Gaag, Executive Director of Blue Water Baltimore:
I am pleased to announce that David Flores has been selected as the new Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper.
David has been working with the Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper program since 2009, at first through his position at the Jones Falls Watershed Association and since 2011 as Water Quality Manager for Blue Water Baltimore.
Over the past several years, David has designed and established a rigorous water quality data collection program focused on monitoring of the Baltimore Harbor, Jones Falls and Gwynns Falls watersheds. He has logged countless hours patrolling the Harbor and area streams to help identify and report sewage and other sources of illicit pollution.
Under his leadership, we have grown our volunteer-based Adopt-A-Stream program to include more than 135 citizens trained to monitor streams for pollution throughout Baltimore City and County.
David has a valuable understanding of the nexus between clean water regulation, the science of water quality monitoring, and the practical considerations that ensure accountability in compliance and enforcement of water pollution.
David has a BS in Environmental Science from Bard College and is currently enrolled at University Of Maryland School of Law.