Sonoran Institute, former Westie and Field Manager
Colorado River Delta, Mexico
October 29 – November 3
2006 Westie and 2010 Field Manager Kate Greenberg joined the group for our segment in the Colorado River Delta. Kate spent four months in 2011 in the Delta working for the Sonoran Institute, the organization that hosted us in Mexico. The Sonoran Institute works to preserve the culture of the Delta and conserve its character through restoration projects. Using her proficient Spanish and local knowledge, Kate helped us navigate the area and translated the presentations of many of our different speakers including native Cucupah women, a waste water treatment plant manager, and a geothermal plant tour guide. The context she provided made her a key link between the Sonoran Institute staff, our guest speakers, and the Westies. The Westies left Mexico appreciative of all Kate did to plan the segment and making it an eye-opening look at the Delta.
By Allison Bolgiano