Lake Erie Conservation Director - Ohio Chapter
Amy Brennan is the Lake Erie Conservation Director for The Nature Conservancy in Ohio, where she directs and coordinates programs and initiatives in the Lake Erie watershed by working with the Lake Erie team throughout Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan. She coordinates with key partners from public and private organizations to identify and implement strategies to improve Lake Erie habitats and water quality.
Amy believes that we need to better manage nutrients and water runoff in our agricultural areas and cities. As a native Ohioan, she recognizes the need to protect, restore and connect our natural, resilient areas in order to protect the lands and waters on which all life depends.
Prior to joining the Conservancy, Amy was executive director of the Chagrin River Watershed Partners, where she was responsible for providing technical assistance to CRWP member communities on flood control, erosion control, water quality protection zoning code updates, development and tracking implementation of watershed plans, NPDES Phase II Storm Water Management Programs, and multiple dam removal, stream restoration and stormwater retrofit projects.
Amy’s area of expertise includes engaging both traditional and unconventional conservation partners to protect and restore our natural streams, wetlands and floodplains; promoting green infrastructure through better design and local community codes; and watershed planning.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in zoology and environmental studies from Ohio Wesleyan University and a Masters of Science in environmental science from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
Amy lives on the west side of Cleveland, where she enjoys dancing and gardening at the community garden she spearheaded.
Recent News Coverage Including Amy:
- WOSU, All Sides With Ann Fisher, 12/2/2014: Fertilizer, Algae and Ohio Farms