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Mary Ellen Lemay

Pollinator Pathway Northeast founding team member and board of directors.

Presenting: 
Pollinator Pathways: Improving Biodiversity in Our Own Yards. 

With close to 300 towns in 8 states at various stages of launching Pollinator Pathways, this landowner outreach strategy has taken the region by storm in less than 5 years.  By planting natives, avoiding pesticides, and reducing lawn, this very scalable initiative has the potential to create healthy, connected habitats for pollinators as they move across the landscape.   The Pollinator Pathway has all the ingredients to help landowners restore biodiversity with simple action steps

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Biography:

Mary Ellen Lemay is the Landowner Engagement Director for the Aspetuck Land, a Member, Hudson to Housatonic Regional Conservation Partnership and the State of Connecticut Native Plants Working Group. She received her BS in Biology from Fairfield University, MBA from Fordham University and Masters in Environmental Management from Yale University School of the Environment. She is also the Chairwoman of the Trumbull Conservation Commission, CT DEEP Certified Master Wildlife Conservationist, and on the board of the Merritt Parkway Conservancy.