January Volunteer of the Month: Alex Roller-Knapp

ALEX ROLLER-KNAPP

Alex Roller-Knapp is our January Volunteer of the month! Alex is an avid volunteer with FLOW, spearheading our Macrofest and Earth Day River clean ups. He volunteers with FLOW because he finds it “very rewarding to see water quality improvements made as a result of volunteering  his time, particularly how much plastic we remove from the river banks at the Confluence (referring to the junction of the Olentangy and Scioto Rivers) every spring during Earth Day.” He credits other “great volunteers” who play a critical role in making these events successful.

Alex loves extreme sports like whitewater kayaking, mountain biking, and snowboarding. Anything outdoors is always an adventure for him. 

Alex has a degree in Environmental Health and Safety and is an EPA Level 3 Qualified Data Collector (QDC) for benthic macroinvertebrates.  He has worked for 11 years at Midwest Biodiversity Institute sampling macroinvertebrates throughout the Midwest. 

Here is a short video of his work in 2018 on the Olentangy   https://youtu.be/eUc1n_m317w

Thank you Alex for all your time, dedication, and expertise you lend to FLOW. We couldn’t accomplish anything without our fantastic volunteers!