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Amanda Gilbert, Executive Director

Amanda joined the Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council as Executive Director in November 2015. Amanda is an Oregon native and received her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Oregon State University. She has worked with watershed councils for over a decade. She began her watershed council career in 2005 with the McKenzie Watershed Council in a variety of capacities. For eight years she worked with the Long Tom Watershed Council as the Fiscal Manager. Cottage Grove holds a special place in her heart as she lives, works, and raises her family in the community.  For information about the CFWWC, contact

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Reilly Newman, Projects Coordinator

Reilly began working with the CFWWC as Education & Outreach Coordinator in November 2013. She holds a Bachelor’s degree (BS) in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences from the Oregon State University, with a GIS Certification and 2 Associate’s Degrees from Lane Community College. She has 8 years of field experience working in federal, state, and non profit agencies as well as 2 years working in conservation genetics labs. In her free time, Reilly enjoys traveling, walking her dogs, reading, exploring the local forests and rivers. For restoration or projects information, contact

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Maggie O’Driscoll, Education Coordinator

Maggie began working with the CFWWC as Operations Manager in June 2011, after recieving her Bachelor of Science degree in Geography from the University of Oregon. She has a background in GIS (Geographic Information Systems) with a GIS Certification and Associate’s Degree from Lane Community College and applied experience at the University of Oregon InfoGraphics Lab and Lane Council of Governments. While at the UO, she concentrated on GIS, cartography, environmental studies and natural resource policy. Maggie loves outdoor activities, including cycling, disc golf, hiking, snowboarding and snowshoeing. For more information on education, email

Sydney Nilan, Upper Willamette Stewardship Coordinator

Sydney came on board in July of 2019 as the Coordinator for the Upper Willamette Stewardship Network. Sydney’s position brings together the Coast Fork & Middle Fork Willamette, Long Tom, and McKenzie Watershed Councils, the McKenzie River Trust, and the Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah, helping them to leverage each organization’s unique strengths to create new opportunities and landscape scale impact throughout the Upper Willamette basin. Sydney has a BA from the University of Oregon and her master’s from the University of Florida’s Tropical Conservation and Development program and has spent the last decade working at the intersection of community based natural resource management, conservation, and sustainable development in Latin America. Having spent the past 6 years living and working with indigenous communities in the Amazon rainforest, Sydney is glad to be back home in Oregon enjoying the seasons and the great pacific northwest with friends and family. For more information on education, email

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