Shino Tanikawa

Shino Tanikawa, Executive Director, NYC Soil & Water Conservation District

Shino Tanikawa is the District Manager with the NYC Soil & Water Conservation District. She has worked for the district for over 15 years, developing and implementing programs in stewardship, environmental education, stormwater management and urban soil survey. She has a Master of Sciences degree in Marine Environmental Sciences from the Marine Sciences Research Center at Stony Brook University. Shino is a founding member of the Bronx River Alliance, an organization dedicated to revitalizing the Bronx River as a resource for communities located along the river; past President of the Metro Forest Council, a regional organization dedicated to preserving urban forests; a board member of the Lower Hudson Long Island Resource Conservation & Development Council, a not-for-profit organization with the mission to facilitate economic growth that is environmentally sound.

Shino is also a member of the Steering Committees of the Lower Hudson Coalition of Conservation Districts as well as the Stormwater Infrastructure Matters Coalition (SWIM). She serves as the alternate to the NY Co-Chair of the Citizens Advisory Committee of the NY/NJ Harbor and Estuary Program. Shino is an environmental educator and volunteers in public schools in New York City. She takes students of all ages to Jamaica Bay for seining, the Hudson River for water testing, and Frost Valley in the Catskills for watershed education.