David Prescott serves as the South County Coastkeeper for Save The Bay’s Westerly office. As Coastkeeper, he provides a visible on-the-water presence and works in the community to protect, restore and promote stewardship of South County and the coastal ponds region stretching from Narragansett to the Connecticut border. Since opening the office in 2007, Dave’s roles have included advocacy for Little Narragansett Bay and South County, habitat restoration, experiential environmental education and water quality monitoring and research.
Prior to that, Dave spent six years with Save The Bay’s education department where he played a crucial role in developing Bay-wide programming for the shoreline and classroom as well as shipboard programs on the Bay. He has a graduate background in Marine Affairs as well as undergraduate degrees in Marine Biology and Environmental Chemistry.
Dave has also served on the executive committee of the Rhode Island Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation for the past ten years, most recently, as the chapter chair for the past three years. An avid surfer and skier, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son, Connor.