Sarah Orlando is an Extension Educator based in the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Office of Coastal Management in Sandusky. She is the coordinator for the Ohio Clean Marinas and Clean Boaters programs – voluntary, incentive-based programs to help maintain and improve coastal and Lake Erie water quality while preserving the economic activity and viability of the marine trades industry. Her primary responsibilities include conducting applied research and education programs regarding Clean Marinas, Clean Boaters, non-point source Lake Erie water quality, and other Lake Erie issues. She will be collaborating with stakeholders throughout the region to improve education about non-point source pollution and to develop a balanced approach to protecting Lake Erie water quality.
Orlando was Assistant Lab Manager at The Ohio State University’s F.T. Stone Laboratory in 2009. She served as a Marine Education Associate for Texas Sea Grant in 2010, working on coastal outreach in Galveston, Texas, and the planning of the 2011 National Ocean Sciences Bowl.