The Fairfield County Regional Conservation Partnership is pleased to announce the hiring of a new coordinator, Mary Ellen Lemay. A 30-year resident of Fairfield County, Lemay has a background in sales and marketing and a strong record of support for local, regional, and state environmental issues.
“I am delighted to have the opportunity to work for FCRCP and focus my skills on creating a strong partnership that will connect critical open spaces in Fairfield County,” she said.
Lemay is currently co-chair of the MetroCOG Conservation Technical Advisory Committee. She is also working on long-term green infrastructure projects in the Pequonnock River watershed, and recently completed a dune restoration project in Maine.
In addition to a bachelor’s degree in biology from Fairfield University, Lemay also holds an MBA from Fordham University, and a master’s degree in environmental management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
“We will continue to increase the scale and rate of land conservation in one of the most densely populated areas of the Northeast,” she said. “I believe that FCRCP will become a unique model for successfully balancing regional conservation efforts with economic and environmental health in the urban, suburban, and rural patchwork that is Fairfield County.”