Member bios

Member bios (6)

Meet the members of the East Canyon Watershed Committee and hear why we love East Canyon Creek! 

Emily is the Weber Watershed Coordinator and chair of the East Canyon Watershed Committee. East Canyon Creek is a major tributary to the Weber River, and an important part of the ecosystem. She works to help landowners get funding for water-related conservation projects, and would love to implement more projects in this area! 

Rhea Cone is the Conservation Coordinator at the Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter in Park City, Utah. Over a mile of East Canyon Creek runs through the Preserve, where restoration projects take place to improve water quality, quantity, and habitat. 

I am the lab director and water quality manager at Weber Basin Water Conservancy District. The East Canyon Watershed is one of our major contributing water sources to our district which we provide to several hundred thousand people in our region. We need to protect and preserve it as much as we can to pass it on to our children and many generations more. I am glad I can be a part of the solution as monitoring the water quality of the watershed.

Chad has been working in the wastewater industry for over 23 years.  He has been employed for 9 years with Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District where he is currently the Operations and Safety Manager.  His role requires him to work closely with the operations of the East Canyon Water Reclamation Facility and the Silver Creek Water Reclamation Facility to ensure they are operating within the limits of their State issued permit; protecting both human health and the downstream environment.

Melissa Early is a Habitat & Impact Analysis Biologist with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, working to enhance wildlife habitat (terrestrial and aquatic) in the northern region. Previously the Weber Watershed Coordinator, she improved stream health with local ranchers, stakeholders, and other "Beaver Believers."  Fascinated by water, wildlife, working lands, rural communities, and local food, Melissa’s past MS research at The University of Montana focused on “farming with the wild” and marketplace opportunities.

Brett Denney is the Stewardship Manager for Summit Land Conservancy. He is tasked with monitoring, enhancing, and overseeing the 50 plus properties that the conservancy holds conservation easements on or owns. Working with private landowners, cities, counties, state, and federal government partners, Brett ensures that the over 13,000 acres of protected open space on the Wasatch back provides the natural wildlife, agricultural, and human habitat that it was protected for in perpetuity. Brett works with the East Canyon Creek Committee to help protect the waters that feed these resources both in the water, and on the lands they run from, through, and to.