Josie Newton, Watershed Scientist
A South Carolina native, Josie was raised on Lake Murray and enjoyed frequent visits to the waterfalls of the Blue Ridge Mountains with her family, developing a love and deep connection to nature at a young age. She furthered her passions for environmental conservation and stewardship while attending Furman University, earning a B.S. in Sustainability Science.
Josie’s professional background is in stream and wetland delineation and permitting as well as sustainable agriculture initiatives. Her passions lie in providing equitable access to the outdoors; biodiversity protection; stream, wetland, and riparian zone conservation; and public education and outreach within these areas to promote community engagement in protecting Greenville’s watershed resources.
In her free time, Josie enjoys spending time outdoors, seeing live music, and crafting stoneware on the potter’s wheel.