Joey Kahn

Communications Director, Water Conservation

As the Communications Director for Audubon's water strategy, Joey Kahn is dedicated to championing water conservation and protection across the country. Focused on the critical issues surrounding water resources, Joey works to shed light on the impact of an increasingly arid climate on both people and bird life. Recognizing the increasing threat of water scarcity and declining water quality, Joey is determined to prevent further inequity in our water systems. He firmly believes investing in the environment—in wetlands, in water quality—is the best investment for both our sustainable future and our economy. 

As an environmental professional working in communications, Joey remains committed to advocating for equitable solutions to our environmental challenges while advocating for environmental justice and a better future for all of us.

Joey previously served as the San Francisco Recreation & Park Department’s media relations and policy manager. In this role, he led a campaign to rebrand Dolores Park—San Francisco’s notoriously crowded park—as a Leave No Trace public space. Prior to that, Joey was a producer and editor for WTOP Radio, the all-news radio station in Washington, D.C. Joey holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Northwestern University and Master’s Degrees from both Johns Hopkins University (Education) and Arizona State University (Urban and Environmental Planning).

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Articles by Joey Kahn

Conservation Efforts for Rio Grande and Great Salt Lake Covered in Latest Water Report
May 21, 2024 — Key water publication highlights two Audubon projects.
John Oliver Tackles the Colorado River on HBO’s Last Week Tonight
June 27, 2022 — Comedian explains the dire lack of water in the Southwest.
Western Rivers Bird Count Cancelled Until Next Year
April 22, 2020 — Surveys over last two years significantly increase bird data at key sites.
Outdoor Recreation Along Arizona’s Waterways is a $13.5 Billion Industry, Ranked Higher than Golf and Mining, New Report Says
April 11, 2019 — The study also indicates 114,000 jobs supported by recreation along state’s rivers, lakes, and streams.



Favorite birds
Belted Kingfisher