Carl grew up around Lake Merritt and has been involved in nearly every job at the Lake Merritt Institute, from volunteer to Clean Lake Supervisor to Co-Director, his current position.
"It's pretty amazing to be a Co-Director after starting as a volunteer when I was a kid."
James Robinson has been working around the lake since 2005, when he started as a sailing instructor at the Lake Merritt Sailboat House. He became involved with the Lake Merritt Institute after helping Dr. Bailey with a few odd jobs, and was eventually hired as the Clean Lake Supervisor.
"It all started when Doc Bailey taught me the difference between a storm drain and a sewer," James recalled when asked what piqued his interest in Lake Merritt's trash problem.
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