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Maryland Forests Projects Coordinator
Brittany joined the Alliance in February 2021 as the Maryland Forests Projects Coordinator. Her main focus is leading the Maryland Tree Stewards and working to increase urban tree canopy throughout Maryland.
Born and raised in Anne Arundel County Maryland, the Chesapeake Bay has always been home to Brittany. Her fondest memories growing up are playing in the woods until the sun went down, spending time on the beach with family, and flipping over rocks to see what lies beneath. Brittany is very passionate about sustainability and protecting our natural resources so future generations have access to safe, swimmable water to play in.
Brittany graduated from the University of Maryland in 2016 with a Bachelors degree in Environmental Science and Natural Resource Management. Her senior capstone project involved collecting baseline water quality data from canals in the Baltimore Harbor to be used in future restoration projects at the National Aquarium. During the summer of 2015, Brittany interned with MidShore RiverKeepers (now ShoreRivers) where she collected water quality data, assisted with environmental education and assessed past tree plantings.
Prior to working at the Alliance, Brittany worked as a Forest Technician for the Maryland Forest Service in Kent and Queen Anne’s Counties on the Eastern Shore of Maryland for four years. She educated rural landowners on the importance of riparian forest buffers and helped them implement buffers on their property through the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) and other cost share programs to protect water quality and improve wildlife habitat. Brittany also spent her time collecting forest management data, coordinating the Backyard Buffers program and planting an Edible Trail at White Marsh Park in Queen Anne’s county in 2020.
In her free time Brittany enjoys crafting, tie dying, camping, hiking, looking for wild edibles, paddling and exploring different bay beaches searching for sea glass and sharks teeth.