Patrick Gardner joined the French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust as a Conservation Associate in September 2014. As part of his work at French and Pickering, he has partnered with local organizations to develop a citizen scientist monitoring program, developing sampling plans, and collaborating on land protection projects in the French and Pickering Creek watersheds. He received his B.S. in Communications Studies from West Chester University of Pennsylvania and his Master of Environmental Studies with a concentration in Natural Resources Management from the University of Pennsylvania where he studied land conservation and water quality issues relevant to southeastern Pennsylvania and the surrounding region. He spent the last two years as Conservation Coordinator for the Lower Merion Conservancy, spending most of his time managing a citizen scientist monitoring program, working with stakeholders to combat stormwater runoff and monitoring its impact on local waterways. He currently resides in Chester Springs and spends his free time enjoying music and the great outdoors.