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Mary Ellen Lemay

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Mary Ellen Lemay

Landowner Engagement Director
Aspetuck Land Trust

Mary Ellen Lemay is the Landowner Engagement Director for the Aspetuck Land Trust, providing outreach, education and engagement to encourage people to improve biodiversity on their land by adding native plants and avoiding pesticides. Mel’s recent work includes designing and installing climate smart projects in the City of Bridgeport, including the planting of Miyawaki Forests at schools and waterside buffers along river and coastal properties in the city. Her 20 years of conservation work includes her role as co-founder of the Pollinator Pathway, CT DEEP Master Wildlife Conservationist, member of the CT Native Plant Working Group (NPWG) and board member at the Wild Seed Project in Maine. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Fairfield University, and MBA from Fordham University, and a Masters in Environmental Management from the Yale School of the Environment.