Thursday, March 11, 2010
Introducing Devin Gene Martin
Devin is the new Conservation Coordinator for the Delta Chapter of the Sierra Club. He is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and has a degree in sociology with special focus on environmental issues. While there he was involved in the campus group Society for Peace, Environment, Action, and Knowledge (SPEAK) and worked to improve recycling on campus. He is an alumnus of the UL AmeriCorps program, having worked on several community service projects including construction with Habitat for Humanity, recycling at local festivals, and planting marshgrass in Vermilion Bay. Devin also has experience in grassroots environmental organizing. He worked as a field manager and canvassed on coastal restoration for the Gulf Restoration Network in New Orleans in the summer of 2009. Devin's role with the Delta Chapter will focus on recruiting and developing new volunteers and members and activating current members for chapter and group projects. He will also take the lead on developing a Louisiana Water Sentinels program. Devin's interests are varied and include environmental and social activism, poetry and music, spirituality, and organic gardening and agriculture. He can be reached at Devin.Martin@sierraclub.org.