Welcome Our New Stewardship Coordinator


Mountain Watch’s new Stewardship Coordinator has arrived! Iris Clearwater, a self-described “enthusiatic naturalist”, comes back to the Bay Area where she lived for 12 years — leading restoration work with Nature in the City, managing the native plant garden at Alemany Farm, searching for rare plants in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA), and leading restoration programs in thePresidio.

Iris will manage our Mission Blue Nursery and oversee our Stewardship Program, working closely with Joe Cannon our Stewardship Director. She brings with her extensive experience with invasive species control, vegetation research methods, herbarium work, and wildlife monitoring – as well as with community-engaged projects and the arts.

You can reach Iris at the Mountain Watch office at 467-6631, or by email at iclearwater@mountainwatch.org.