Sound Rivers Staff

Heather Jacobs Deck


Heather joined the staff of Sound Rivers in July 2003, and over the years has led our advocacy, volunteer and educational programs. With 20 years of experience, as the Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper and Executive Director, she is a sought-after expert on river environmental issues. She has been appointed to numerous commissions and working groups related to North Carolina’s water policies and management of the watershed, including the state’s Sedimentation Control Commission for six years. Heather has a master’s degree in environmental management from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, where her concentration was in water and air resources, with an emphasis on water quality and wetland ecosystems.

Her undergraduate degree from Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, is in biology with a minor in economics. From 2000 to 2002, Heather served as a Peace Corps volunteer for agro-forestry and environmental education in El Salvador. She resides in Washington with her husband and daughters.

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