Education & Outreach Assistant

(564) 669-4826  

Jae Townsend joined the Conservation District in January of 2023 as an Education & Outreach Assistant. Jae grew up in Port Orchard, Washington and attended school at the Evergreen State College where they hold a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in Forest Ecology.

After graduating from TESC, Jae served as an AmeriCorps for two terms. They went on to hold the position of Outreach Coordinator for Deschutes Estuary Restoration Team (DERT) where they developed their outreach skills through community education regarding the Deschutes estuary and the impacts of the 5th Avenue dam in downtown Olympia.

Outside of their time with the District, Jae loves to camp and hike with their wife and friends, exploring the Pacific Northwest one trip at a time.

Educational Degrees & Certifications/Licenses:

  • Bachelor of Science in Forest Ecology
  • Wilderness First Aid Certification
  • NFPA ASIP Certificate 
  • NWF Certified Habitat Steward