Join us in welcoming Brett Willard, LSM’s new Aquatic Invasive Species Program Director!
LSM is thrilled to add another team member to the staff! Brett Willard’s first day was last week, right in the thick of summer workshop planning. Fortunately, scheduling is something Brett is quite familiar with as he previously scheduled over 100 educational programs annually while serving as Program Director at Merryspring Nature Center in Camden. For 11 years, Brett organized a full suite of environmental education programs for people of all ages, expanded access to placed-based education for people of all abilities and circumstances, grew a network of partners and collaborators, and managed volunteers for conservation projects, including a five-year terrestrial invasive plant remediation plan. Brett believes that positive change comes through education, appreciation, and collaboration.
While Brett is quite familiar with terrestrial plants, he will be learning aquatic plants over the summer. We know there are many LSM aquatic plant patrollers who will help with this process. Brett is also planning on attending an intensive aquatic flowering plants seminar with Dr. C. Barre Hellquist and Dr. C. Eric Hellquist in August. Christine Guerette will continue to guide and support Brett as he transitions into his new role.
In his spare time, Brett enjoys birding, collecting records, and discovering new places to hike and swim.
Please join us in welcoming Brett to the LSM team!
He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.