Six UC Davis affiliated students, scientists, and professors swam in the 42nd Annual Trans Tahoe Relay on July 21, 2018 to raise awareness of watershed protection and water research. For the second year in a row, the Women for Water Research team swam the 10(+)-mile stretch for the Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC) and Center for Watershed Sciences (CWS).
We were supported by boat driver and TERC director, Geoff Schladow, who piloted the TERC research boat for us while sharing tidbits about Lake Tahoe (and candy gummies) along the way. TERC’s discoveries and methods are used to support policy decisions at Lake Tahoe and to help aid research efforts at other lakes around the world.
Ann Willis of CWS took over as captain this year (and hooked us up with UCD caps!). CWS’ uses interdisciplinary research to find environmentally and economically sustainable solutions from managing rivers, lakes, and estuaries.
Meet the Participants:
Heather Bischel, Assistant Professor
Roberta Millstein, Professor
Veronica Morales, Assistant Professor
Kelly Neal, Undergraduate
Kate Tiedeman, Doctoral Candidate
Ann Willis, Staff Researcher and Graduate Student