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Chris Acree, Executive Director
Chris is a University of California Davis graduate with a B.S. degree in Environmental and Resource Sciences with Hydrology as a Major Emphasis. For seven years, Chris was a Senior Air Pollution Control Specialist with San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District. Other professional experiences include: Regional Council of Rural Counties' Environmental Program Coordinator for Mariposa, Tuolumne, Calaveras, Inyo, and Mono Counties; County of Fresno Public Works and Planning Resources Department; UC Davis Outdoor Adventures Senior Rock-Climbing Guide; and Western Environmental Consultants Urban Forestry contract work for P.G. & E. and SMUD.
Chris was appointed to the County of Fresno Planning Commission in July 2006 and County of Fresno San Joaquin Valley Water Coalition Council in August 2005. He has volunteered for the Sierra Club, Tehipite Chapter, California State Democratic Convention, California Wild Heritage Campaign, Committee to Save the Kings River, UC Davis Hydrology Department and San Joaquin River Parkway.
Revive the San Joaquin's ability to represent our community in the restoration process is greatly strengthened by Chris' experience, knowledge and energy.
Preston Van Camp, Project Manager
Preston Van Camp is the Project Manager for Revive the San Joaquin’s River Health Assessment Project. Preston received his A.B. degree in Native American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley in 1992. He graduated from the University of Arizona in 1995 with a M.A. in American Indian Studies: Law and Policy Concentration. In Arizona Preston worked for the Ford Foundation’s Indian Water Rights Project and served as a Panelist on Federal Environmental Programs and Policies on Indian Land at the Western Social Science Association Conference.
Preston received his J.D. from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1998 where he also served as editor-in-chief for the American Indian Law Review. The University inducted Preston into the Order of Barristers and he received the Outstanding Third-Year Editor Award in 1998.
Preston’s professional experience includes working for the U.S. Department of Interior, Solicitor’s Office in the Indian Affairs Division in Washington, D.C. and as a tribal lawyer for the Colville Confederated Tribes in Washington State.