Watershed Restoration

Lamonte Garber

Lamonte L. Garber

Watershed Restoration Coordinator

970 Spencer Road

Avondale, PA 19311


610-268-2153, ext. 310

610-268-0490 Fax


Lamonte manages landowner relations, implements agricultural and watershed restoration projects, and helps partners use appropriate funding to implement effective conservation practices.


B.S., Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, 1988. The Pennsylvania State University.

Goshen College, Goshen, IN

Previous Positions

2008-2014 Pennsylvania Agriculture Program Manager, Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), Harrisburg, PA

2003-2007 Private Consultant, Lancaster, PA. Worked with CBF, PA Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Buy Fresh Buy Local, and Blue Ribbon Commission on Lancaster County Agriculture.

2000-2002 Interim Executive Director and Director of Southeast PA Programs, PA Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Millheim, PA

1999-2000 Project Associate, Environmental Quality Initiatives, Inc., State College, PA

1988-1998 PA Agricultural Specialist, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Harrisburg, PA

Professional Affiliations

Member, Society for Ecological Restoration

Member, Soil and Water Conservation Society - Keystone Chapter

Lifetime Member, Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture

Community Involvement — Past and Present

Member, Partners Council - Penn State Center for Integrated Nutrient Solutions

Member, Pennsylvania Nutrient Management Advisory Board

Director, LIVE Green Lancaster

Founding Director and Secretary, Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture

Chair, PA Chesapeake Bay Advisory Committee

Member, Blue Ribbon Commission for Lancaster County Agriculture

Vice President, Lancaster Heritage and Environment Alliance

Member, Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster

Selected Media Coverage

Luciew, J. (2013 January 6) The Old Sect and the Sea: The Amish and the Chesapeake Bay. Sunday Patriot News, pp. 1A, 10-12A.

Luciew, J. (2013, March-April) The Amish and the Bay. Central PA Magazine, Vol 7 No. 2, 50-55.

Pirro, J.F. (2012, November) To Buffer or Not to Buffer. Growing, Vol. 10 No. 11, B10-B13, B20-21.

Rutter, J. (2012, October 28) Stream Quality Better, But Not Clean Enough. Intelligencer Journal, pp B1-B2.

Campbell, A/Natural Light Films, (2012, August) Amish Farmer Improves Streams. Online Video by Choose Clean Water Coalition

Peterka, A. (2011, October) Amish Farmers in Chesapeake Bay Watershed Find Themselves in EPA’s Sights, New York Times.

Crable, A. (2011, February 18) Bay Cleanup Will Have Big Impact On Us, Intelligencer Journal, pp A1-A4.

Garber, L. (2008, Spring) New State Tax Credit Helps Businesses Contribute to Local Conservation,Catalyst, 30-31.

Lefever, D. (2007, March 31) REAP Gathers Momentum. Lancaster Farming, pp A1-A23.

Crable, A. (2005, Sept 20) Report: Farms, Bay Still Need Improvement, Lancaster New Era, pp. B1-B5.