Karen Worcester is currently serving as President of the Board of Directors for Creek Lands Conservation. She is recently retired from her work as Senior Environmental Scientist with the Central Coast Water Board, where she developed and managed the Central Coast Ambient Monitoring Program and worked on various watershed restoration projects and on water quality and habitat monitoring. She worked extensively on monitoring and data issues related to the Water Board’s Central Coast Agricultural Order. She also initiated funding for and served as first Scientific Director of the Morro Bay National Estuary Program. In her deeper past she worked as a fresh water biologist for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, primarily on steelhead protection and habitat restoration. She has a Masters Degree in fisheries biology. In her spare time, she travels, plays music, rides bicycles and enjoys the many outdoor pleasures of the beautiful Central Coast.