Kim Jones has a passion for ecology, project management and citizen science. She revels in making both ecological and organisational connections and finding new and innovative ways to tell those stories that inspire behaviour change and action at both a grass-roots and governance level. Kim has a background in management and applied science and has been involved in environmental education since 2003. She is the national coordinator of the Mountains to Sea Conservation Trust's Whitebait Connection Stream and Catchment Restoration programme which involves supporting the growth and development of the programme in several regions around NZ. Working at a grassroots level within the national NGO MTSCT, Kim has developed environmental education programmes that utilise a hands-on and locally meaningful approach to getting New Zealanders involved in marine and freshwater conservation. She founded and rolled out its National Inanga Spawning Programme in English, Te Reo and for early childhood in 2016 and 2017. Kim also founded the trust’s Drains to Harbour stormwater programme.