Clean Marinas, Program Manager, Ohio Sea Grant College Program.
Sarah oversees the Ohio Clean Marinas, Clean Boater, and Shrink Wrap Recycling Programs. She provides education and outreach to the marina and boating community on a variety of topics including stormwater, aquatic invasive species, marine debris, and coastal resiliency.
HERE IS HOW TO GET IN TOUCH
- Phone: (419) 609-4120
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Address: 105 West Shoreline DriveSandusky, OH
EXPERTISE / SPECIALIZATIONS
- Clean and Safe Boating
- Working Waterfronts
- Shrinkwrap Recycling
- Monofilament Recycling
- Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS)
Sarah Orlando is an Extension Educator with Ohio Sea Grant based in the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Office of Coastal Management in Sandusky. She is the Program Manager for the Ohio Clean Marinas and Clean Boater programs – voluntary, incentive-based programs to help maintain and improve Lake Erie water quality while preserving the economic activity and viability of the marine trades industry. Her primary responsibilities include conducting research, education and outreach with the marina and boating community on a variety of topics including stormwater, aquatic invasive species, marine debris, and coastal resiliency. Sarah also coordinates the Ohio Shrink-Wrap Recycling Program, a cost effective, eco-friendly alternative to disposing of shrink-wrap for Lake Erie marinas and boaters.
Professional memberships and committees include
- Association of Marina Industries
- Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals
- Boat U.S. Foundation
- Great Lakes Clean Marina Network
- Joint Council of Extension Professionals
- National Working Waterfronts Network
- Ohio Committee on Aquatic Invasive Species
- States Organization for Boating Access
Sarah holds her bachelor’s degree in biology with minors in marine science and English from Wittenberg University. Through a Research Experience for Undergraduates in 2007, Sarah discovered The Ohio State University’s F.T. Stone Laboratory, where she studied round goby activity in Lake Erie and took courses on Lake Erie ecology. She later served as a Biological Field Station Assistant in 2008 and as Assistant Lab Manager in 2009. Her master’s degree is in marine resources management from Texas A&M University at Galveston. Sarah grew up in Cuyahoga County and now lives in Lorain County with her husband, Steve, and their dog, Rocky.