Water Program Director
Photo: T. Lawrence, GLFC
Trevor Russell has served as FMRs Water Program Director since 2006. He has a degree in economics from the Colorado College, and has 16 years of experience in community organizing, environmental education, and environmental & public health advocacy. Prior to joining FMR, Trevor served as Land Use & Transportation Organizer for the Sierra Club North Star Chapter, served on multiple electoral campaigns, community advocacy campaigns, and served as co-founder and chair of the Minneapolis Lacrosse Association.
As Water Program Director, Trevor's responsibilities include a variety of federal, state, and local water quality advocacy, education, communications, and coalition development activities. This work focuses on issues related to:
- Clean Water Act implementation
- Agricultural runoff and water quality
- Watershed stewardship, monitoring, and restoration
- Urban stormwater runoff management
- Legislative and administrative policy development and implementation
Trevor also coordinates the Minnesota Environmental Partnership Water Cluster coalition, and works with our partners to advance legislative and administrative policies that protect and restore water quality and river health.
In addition, Trevor co-authored the award-winning State of the River Report, and regularly presents information on the state of Minnesota's water resources to local audiences. Trevor also represents FMR on a number of stakeholder technical and advisory groups, and coordinates several innovative programs such as the Blue Star Award Program, Brewers Clean Water Partnership, and the Rice Creek Stream Health Evaluation Program.
Trevor lives in the Longfellow Neighborhood of Minneapolis, and enjoys canoeing, camping, raising chickens, and spending time with family and friends. He is also a board member of the Longfellow Community Council, an avid gardener, community garden member, and co-owner of Wonderland Urban Farm in Minneapolis. An avid home brewer, Trevor has a beer tap in his kitchen sink - you are welcome to share a beer with him at any time.