northbayleadership.org visualstorymedia.com - As Director of the Center for Environmental Inquiry (CEI) at Sonoma State University (SSU), Dr. Claudia Luke is a distinguished community leader in environmental education and stewardship. The CEI is a public-private partnership that supports environmental protection through extensive community outreach including environmental education for school-aged children in the North Bay, career development opportunities through naturalist training and lands management, and innovative research. Dr. Luke stewards over 4,200 acres of treasured preserve lands: Galbreath Wildlands Preserve in Mendocino County, Fairfield Osborn Preserve in Penngrove, and Los Guillicos Preserve in the Valley of the Moon.
Dr. Luke has built more than 50 long term partnerships with local K-12 school districts, city leaders, county agencies, corporations and local environmental groups to work together to solve the environmental challenges being faced by the North Bay in the areas of watershed management, habitat connectivity, habitat restoration, and environmental education.
This video is in tribute to her work and to honor her selection as recipient of the 2018 "Paint the Community Green" award.