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Sadie Magnifico

Coordinator, Environmental Center

Area of Expertise: Food & sustainability
Phone: 970-247-7676
Email: SRMagnifico@fortlewis.edu

Sadie coordinates student-led sustainability work centered around food and ecology topics. She is the point of contact for the Environmental Center’s Campus Garden and Food Forest Orchard, and the Ecology and Public Lands initiative at the Environmental Center. Previously, Sadie worked as a hydrology and field technician for various riparian and mountain watershed restoration programs in Utah, Arizona, and Colorado.

"Water is deeply ingrained in the work I do with agriculture and ecological systems. I also make it a priority to play on all types of water: skiing, rafting, paddling, and swimming. It’s inextricable from our identity as humans on this planet! I love living in Durango; our community borders both desert and mountains, with a river at the heart!"

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