Meet The Staff: Lydia Martin
Meet our Green Infrastructure Coordinator
based out of the Pennsylvania Office
Lydia is the Green Infrastructure Coordinator at the Alliance for the Chesapeake working with the City of Lancaster and community partners to advance green infrastructure practices in the City, County, and across the Chesapeake Bay watershed. She is excited to enhance existing Lancaster programs including Save It! and Tree Tenders, as well as expand new ideas and projects to engage diverse audiences to improve land and water resources.
She is passionate about the natural world and using her time to connect with people, especially youth and families, to be active in restoring and advocating for a safe and healthy environment. As a child she spent her free time in Adams County exploring local streams, climbing trees, observing wildlife, and growing plants.
In April 2019 Lydia received the Penn Future Women of Environmental Education award for dedicating herself to educating the community about sustainability and environmental policy. With her commitment to lifelong learning and research in the natural sciences she is a steadfast conservationists serving as a Pennsylvania Master Naturalist, Donegal Trout Unlimited member, Pennsylvania iMapInvasives Program reviewer, and Community Conservation Committee (C3) officer. She serves on the PA DCNR Trails Advisory Committee and Martic Township Rail Trail Advisory Committee for the Enola Low Grade Trail System.
Lydia, her husband, Doug and their four children live in southern Lancaster County where they enjoy sharing nature and time with family, friends and their church community.
When she is not restoring “Hidden Valley”, you will find her exploring trails, reading, and teaching people about native plants and conservation landscaping locally and abroad. A visit to Hidden Valley includes a landscape tour and friendly welcome from Shadow, their Siberian husky!