Resignation Letter from Cassie Pinnell, ED
To the Partners and Community of the Mattole Restoration Council,
The last 4.5 years at the Mattole Restoration Council have been a time of great excitement, rewarding challenges, and meaningful experiences. I have deeply treasured this opportunity to work with you all towards the improved health and sustainability of the Mattole River watershed. However, I am writing to let you know that I have accepted a position with a private company in Sacramento. There, I will continue to work towards the improved health and function of California’s natural systems on a larger scale.
While I am excited about this opportunity, it is difficult leaving you all and the wonderful work that we’ve done together. Over the last 35 years, the MRC and its partners have accomplished an incredible amount through tireless dedication and innovative models of community-based partnerships. I have learned so much from my time here, and will draw on these lessons as I move into working in other watersheds.
Moving forward, I am committed to supporting a smooth transition, and we do not anticipate any changes to existing programs or projects. The MRC board is cohesive and focused, and the MRC staff has proven time again that they are capable of accomplishing extraordinary tasks through endless creativity, commitment, and professionalism. We hope to identify and hire a new Executive Director by mid December, during which time I will transition out of my current role. I look forward to watching the MRC grow and continue to improve the health of the Mattole.
Thank you for the opportunity and pleasure of working with you all.