Updated: Nov 20
Hannah Mahar is the new ECO Americorps member for FNLC. Having grown up in Grand Isle, Vermont, Hannah has always thought of Lake Champlain as home. The lake was an integral part of her upbringing and helped to spark her interest in wildlife and aquatic ecosystems.
She has a bachelor's degree in environmental studies from Eckerd College in St Petersburg, Florida. Hannah's past employment experience includes working for five summers with Vermont State Parks, serving as a habitat restoration technician for Stewards of Our Urban Lakes and for Tampa Bay Watch, and acting as a naturalist for National Audubon's Project Puffin.
By being a part of FNLC, Hannah hopes to connect with others who care deeply for Lake Champlain. She is excited to assist with important monitoring projects like Rock River and is also looking forward to participating in creating new events that consider other aspects of the environment and expand the way we think about improving water quality.
Hannah building a beaver dam analog in a stream in Sheldon to trap sediment and improve stream health.