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Lamonte Garber

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Lamonte Garber

Watershed Restoration Coordinator

Watershed Restoration Group

Contact

Email
tel. 610-268-2153, ext. 1310
mobile 717-576-3287
970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA 19311

Interests and Expertise

Lamonte Garber is an experienced conservation professional with decades of achievement in agricultural water quality protection and natural habitat restoration. He coordinates projects which strengthen the environmental performance and economic sustainability of agricultural producers and rural landowners in Pennsylvania. Garber uses a broad suite of tools in his work, including outreach, fundraising, media, project coordination, and on-farm assistance.

Education

  • B.S., agricultural economics and rural sociology. The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania.
  • Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana.

Professional Experience

  • Watershed restoration coordinator, Stroud Water Research Center, 2014–present.
  • Pennsylvania agriculture program manager, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 2008–2014.
  • Private consultant, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Worked with Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Buy Fresh Buy Local, and Blue Ribbon Commission on Lancaster County Agriculture, 2003–2007.
  • Interim executive director and director of Southeast Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Millheim, Pennsylvania 2000–2002.
  • Project associate, Environmental Quality Initiatives, Inc., University Park, Pennsylvania, 1999–2000.
  • Pennsylvania agricultural specialist, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1988–1998.

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Stroud Center researchers have teamed up with Propagate Ventures to design and implement for-profit, lower-risk buffers that can provide a source of income for farmers.

A Riparian Buffer Takes Root in Lancaster County

Maintenance is critical to the survival of riparian buffers. We visited John Young on a buffer maintenance day, checking in on the trees, the weeds, and the birds.