Getting to Know Us: the MendoFutures Operations Team

Anna Birkas

Professional Life: Anna Birkas melds hydrology, ecology, and construction to build ecosystems that provide human services, improve water quality, and create wildlife habitat. As owner of Village Ecosystems, Anna provides solutions for wastewater and storm water treatment and re-use, purifies water for swimming and drinking, captures rainwater in soil and cisterns and reduces energy consumption. As vice president of Ridge to River, Anna does wetland mitigation, stream restoration, erosion control, watershed analysis, fish crossings and water quality monitoring.

Community Life: Anna is involved in collaborative efforts to promote Mendocino County green industries and sustainable development.

MendoFutures Life: Anna leads the Water Commons in working on community understanding of water issues and water conservation demonstration. She is also part of the Operational Management Team.