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Habitat Restoration and Stewardship Work Group

Note:In October 2015 the Stewardship Work Group was combined with the Habitat Restoration Workgroup to form the Habitat Restoration and Stewardship Work Group. Past meeting summaries of the Habitat Restoration Workgroup can still be found on the right sidebar of this page. Meeting summaries of past Stewardship Work Group meetings can be found on the inactive Stewardship Work Group web page.

Purpose

The Habitat Restoration and Stewardship Work Group (HRSWG) is responsible for promoting the conservation, restoration, management, and appreciation of the Long Island Sound Study’s priority coastal habitats, wildlife, and Stewardship Areas through an improved understanding of current threats and conservation priorities.

Meetings

See Events & Meetings web page for announcements of upcoming committee meetings for MC, STAC, CAC, and HRSWG.

 

Work Group Members

CT Co-chairs

  • Harry Yamalis, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
  • Dave Kozak, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

NY Co-chair

  • Victoria O’Neill, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Members (active)

This is a truncated list of the most recent active members. The HRSWG includes several other individuals from various partner organizations.

  • Juliana Barrett, Connecticut Sea Grant
  • Cassandra Bauer, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Danielle Bissett, New York City Parks and Recreation Natural Resources Group
  • Todd Bobowick, Natural Resources Conservation Service-CT
  • Robert Burg, New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission
  • Chantal Collier, The Nature Conservancy-CT
  • Patrick Comins, Audubon Connecticut
  • Paul DeOrsay, Friends of the Bay
  • Charles DeQuillfeldt, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Rob Doscher, Westchester County Planning Department
  • Holly Drinkuth, The Nature Conservancy-CT
  • Corrie Folsom-OKeefe, Audubon Connecticut
  • Nathan Frohling, The Nature Conservancy-CT
  • Tessa Getchis, Connecticut Sea Grant
  • Ellen Hartig, New York City Parks and Recreation Natural Resources Group
  • Jane Jackson, North Shore Land Alliance
  • Gwen Macdonald, Save the Sound
  • Nicole Maher, The Nature Conservancy-NY
  • Jeff Main, Westchester County Parks
  • Amy Mandelbaum, New York Sea Grant
  • Kathleen McCarthy, New York City Parks and Recreation Natural Resources Group
  • Annie McIntyre, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation
  • Dawn McReynolds, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Jamie Ong, New York City Parks and Recreation Natural Areas Conservancy
  • Amanda Pachomski, New York Audubon
  • Mark Parker, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
  • Suzanne Paton, US Fish and  Wildlife Service Coastal Program
  • Judy Preston, Connecticut Sea Grant
  • Ron Rozsa, consultant
  • Rebecca Swadek, New York City Parks and Recreation Natural Resources Group
  • Mark Tedesco, EPA Long Island Sound Office
  • Tim Visel, The Sound School
  • Tim Wenskus, New York City Parks and Recreation Natural Resources Group
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