Volunteer: Kevin Wohlmut
I was part of the 2nd group of PCVs ever to serve in Mexico. I began my service working in an environmental laboratory in Saltillo, Coahuila, for 18 months. Then I suffered a knee injury and was medically evacuated for surgery. I was re-instated and then served another 18 months in a diffferent assignment, a wetland restoration project in Tepic, Nayarit.
Before the Peace Corps, I worked for various consulting engineering firms for 11 years, in the fields of Civil and Coastal Engineering.
Contributions from Kevin Wohlmut
On my first day of service at my new site, I reported to the SEMARNAT office in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico. SEMARNAT is the Mexican equivalent of the US Environmental Protection Agency, and my assignment was to contribute my experience as a Coastal Engineer to a large wetland restoration project. SEMARNAT wanted me to help design hydraulics, erosion, and water quality projects. Now I don't mean to brag, but I am a professional Engineer. The work sounded very similar to projects I had worked on...
Releasing farmed baby crocodiles into the swamp, the "Marismas Nacionales" in Nayarit, Mexico.