New staff at SAWC

Angie Eldred, Communications Coordinator


Hi, I’m Angie. I grew up in Grand Rapids, MI and earned my Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and Communication Studies from Western Michigan University. I first came to Southeast Alaska in 2008 for a seasonal gig building trails with the US Forest Service in Petersburg. The following year I worked for a fisheries stream monitoring program sampling streams throughout various states in the Northwest and a conservation corps in southern Utah. I returned to Southeast Alaska in 2010 for another Forest Service gig out of Wrangell, working at Anan Bear Observatory, and have stayed in Wrangell since.


I have come to call this place home and have formed a deep connection with the people and landscape that make Southeast so amazing. I love having such easy access to the most beautiful outdoors for hiking, camping, fishing, and exploring, and I value the sense of community that comes with living in a small island town. I am thrilled to begin working with such a great program that connects the vibrant communities of the unique place we live and supports the positive outcomes these communities wish to achieve.


As Communications Coordinator I will be working to develop a communications strategy to research and develop resources, disseminate information, and support a network that advances community-based watershed management programs and projects throughout Southeast Alaska.


I look forward to working with all of the amazing organizations and people working to ensure that one of our most valuable resources in Southeast Alaska, our watersheds, remain healthy and well managed for years to come.

If you would like to contact me, I can currently be reached at the main SAWC email address: