Rich Walkling

Former Graduate Student | Restoration Planner, Restoration Design Group
degree: MLA-EP
degree-year: 2001

Rich Walkling currently serves as an appointed member of the East Bay Regional Park District Park Advisory Committee, board chair of Urban Tilth in Richmond, vice president of the Golden Gate Audubon Society, and board member of Citizens for East Shore Parks. He graduated with a focus on watershed planning and creek restoration. While at Cal, he was hired for the summer to work at the CALFED Bay Delta Program by a recent LAEP graduate. He was also hired for his first job out of graduate school by another recent graduate of the program. Since 2008, he has worked as a restoration planner and CFO of Restoration Design Group – a landscape architecture design firm focused on creek restoration and open space design. Rich has managed watershed and estuarine projects in California, the Great Lakes basin, and southern Africa. His environmental and community planning work has been featured in a documentary at the Oakland Museum of California.

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