Claire Roach and Isabella Kneeshaw are both sophomores at Tualatin High School. They started participating in the Tuesdays for Trash movement in September of 2020, sparking their passion for environmental work. Since then, they have been strong advocates for sustainability in our community, continuing to pick up trash every Tuesday since September.
They are two of the founding members of the Tualatin Sustainability Network.
Claire and Isabella will be leading our Tualatin Sustainability Network’s Upcoming Trash Pick Up Party event. Join us for a fun morning of picking up trash while celebrating Earth Day weekend and meeting new people.
Tualatin’s Hedges Green Starbucks will be thoughtfully donating free coffee and pastries. We are also welcoming mug donations to eliminate the use of non-reusable cups. We ask that you wear a mask to the event in order to keep everyone healthy and safe. Hope to see you there!
Dr. Jenifer McIntyre is an assistant professor of aquatic toxicology at the Washington State University’s School of the Environment. She is passionate about science that effects change. Her B.Sc. (1997) in environmental biology at Queen’s University led to the ban of a pulp mill effluent used as a road dust suppressant. Her M.S. (2004) from the University of Washington on contaminant bioaccumulation led the Washington State Department of Health to issue a fish consumption advisory for Lake Washington. Her Ph.D. (2010) research at UW on olfactory neurotoxicity of copper in coho salmon helped pass legislation in Washington and California that phases out metals in brake pads. Dr. McIntyre currently focuses on the ecotoxicology of urban stormwater runoff and the biological effectiveness of green stormwater infrastructure.
Dr. Jenifer McIntyre is an assistant professor of aquatic toxicology at the Washington State University’s School of the Environment. Located at the Puyallup Research & Extension Center and collaborating with the Washington Stormwater Center, Dr. McIntyre’s current research focuses on the ecotoxicology of urban stormwater runoff and the biological effectiveness of green stormwater infrastructure.