“At SBCA, I am constantly reminded of our essential connection to nature and have the opportunity to contribute to protecting the incredible world we live in."
Angela Richter, SBCA Executive Director
Angela holds a MS in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Texas at Austin and a BA in Environmental Studies from Villanova University. She previously worked as Outreach Coordinator for Clean Water Action as well as held a variety of planning related jobs. Angela brings passion and knowledge about our aquatic-urban ecosystems to her role at SBCA.
Wastewater Campaign Organizer
Brian is the former Clean Water Advocate at Environment Texas, where he focused on promoting green infrastructure features like rain gardens and rain harvesting to stop runoff pollution.
He also helped write a GI resolution enacted by the Austin City Council and a GI bill passed by the Texas Legislature. Additionally, he authored a report on municipal stormwater policies in Texas and co-authored a report on bacteria pollution in the state’s waterways.
Sydney holds a Master of Environmental Management degree from Duke University and a BS in Environmental Science and Policy from Saint Edward’s University. Before SBCA, she's worked at multiple environmental organizations including the National Park Service, The Nature Conservancy, and Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve. Her experiences include community planning, natural resource management, and social sciences. Sydney brings a passion for community health and conservation of urban ecosystems to SBCA.
Environmental Policy and Communications Intern
Kristina is an undergraduate student at the University of Texas at Austin studying Sustainability Studies, Geography, and Plan II Honors. Originally from Houston, she quickly fell in love with all the nature Austin has to offer, and has since made it her mission to help protect the Barton Creek Greenbelt and the surrounding environment. Kristina’s combined passion for educational outreach and environmental justice matches SBCA’s objectives to protect the unique ecosystems and water quality of the creeks in Central Texas. With this internship, she hopes to gain experience in environmental advocacy and is excited to explore the complex issues that constitute the saving of the creek.
"It is not ignorance but knowledge which is the mother of wonder."
Joseph Wood Krutch (1971), in The Voice of the Desert, a Naturalist's Interpretation