Darlene Saindon joins SRWMD as an Environmental Scientist
LIVE OAK, FL, April 23, 2013 – Darlene Saindon joined the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) on April 22 as an environmental scientist. She will work in the Water Resources Division. In this capacity she will analyze water quality and biological data and develop remediation strategies to address impairment.
Prior to the District, Saindon worked as a biological scientist at the University of Florida for more than seven years. During her time there, she served as a lab manager and field coordinator for several contracted research projects on water quality and submerged aquatic vegetation along the Gulf Coast of Florida from Steinhatchee to Pasco County. She also worked at Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Florida Marine Research Institute where she collected and processed water chemistry samples and worked on seagrass monitoring projects in the Tampa Bay and Big Bend area.
Saindon earned her B.S. in Marine Science from Eckerd College and her M.S. in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences from the University of Florida.
“I’m excited to be a part of such a great team dedicated to conserving and protecting the natural resources so vital to the quality of life here in north Florida,” said Saindon.
“The District welcomes Darlene Saindon to our team,” said District Executive Director Ann Shortelle. “She will be a valuable asset in our efforts to improve water quality through the implementation of basin management action plans, restoration projects, and best management practices.”