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Terry Weiner: Imperial County Projects and Conservation Coordinator

Terry Weiner has resided in San Diego since 1979, when she moved from Santa Barbara to take a job as Social Services Director with the Pritikin Health and Longevity Program. Since then, she has had a variety of positions in the health services, restaurant and hospitality fields. She has a BA in Psychology from Westfield State College in Massachusetts, where she grew up.

In the mid-1990s, Terry became involved with the Land Use and Conservation committees of the San Diego Chapter of the Sierra Club, became the chair of the off-road vehicle issues subcommittee, and served as Land Use Committee Chair in the late 1990s. She served as the Conservation Coordinator of the Desert Protective Council from 2000- 2003 and took over the position of Imperial County Projects Coordinator in September 2005.

Terry’s avocation is botany. She has studied botany at the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum, San Diego Mesa College, and Palomar College in Carlsbad. She was trained as a “parabotanist” through the San Diego Natural History Museum in 2003. She currently is an active member of the California Native Plant Society, and is the president of the “Friends of University Heights Point Open Space,” which is part of the Sierra Club’s San Diego Canyons Coalition. She was one of the founding members of the San Diego Environmental Leaders Network and of the “Alliance for Responsible Recreation." From 2001-2005, she served on the California Off Highway Vehicle Division’s Stakeholder Roundtable and is currently involved with a state-wide coalition of activists to help craft OHV Program renewal legislation which will provide funding for protection of natural and cultural resources and promote balanced recreation in California.

Contact Terry Weiner: terryweiner@sbcglobal.net


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