Welcoming our New Staff Member!

New PCS Communications and Outreach Specialist Mary Winkle (Left)

Welcome to our new Communication and Outreach Specialist! Mary earned her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science with a specialization in Sustainable Management from Bowling Green State University in 2022. Growing up in the Northwest Ohio region, her academic and professional careers have been influenced by being surrounded by the Oak Openings Preserve and the Lake Erie Islands.

She has a strong passion for the conservation and preservation of the Lake Erie ecosystems and looks forward to putting her time and effort into ensuring clean, clear and safe waters. After spending nearly every summer growing up on Lake Erie’s Put-In-Bay, she has developed a deep appreciation for the area and the importance of keeping our waterways clean and sustainable. 

Mary enjoys spending time in new and familiar outdoor spaces and continuing to expand her knowledge on environmental topics. 

You’ll see Mary’s work in our e-news (like this article!), our social media, and our interactions with the public.