As Thurston Conservation District’s Education Assistant, Sadie looks to inspire community connectedness through creating volunteer opportunities and fostering a sense of environmental stewardship in youth and adults. One of her main focuses is to provide outreach to landowners within the Henderson and Nisqually Shellfish Protection Districts, bringing smart, alternative options to daily activities that will improve water quality in Puget Sound.
She assists with and created the programming for Salmon Camp (a hands-on week long summer day camp for youth ages 5-12), is the secretary for Mount2Sound Adventures summer youth camp, and helps put on our annual native plant sale. Sadie is passionate in interpreting the natural world and the importance of conserving our precious resources to youth and adults of all ages in an engaging way.
Sadie Gilliom is a local Washingtonian who graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a degree in natural science biology. She spent five years using her skills and passion in environmental stewardship and outreach to excite people about our environment, both at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium and Northwest Trek Wildlife Park. She is currently broadening her knowledge as an Masters of Environmental Studies student at The Evergreen State College.