Lynnette Batt

Associate Director, River Restoration Program, NC

Lynnette works with communities across North Carolina and the Southeast to remove unsafe and outdated dams by providing technical assistance and general guidance for these projects. Lynnette also coordinates the region’s American Rivers-NOAA Community Based Restoration Partnership grant program, which provides funding to local communities to restore rivers and enhance native fish passage.

Lynnette joined American Rivers in 2009. Prior to this, she worked as an environmental planning consultant for state and federal infrastructure projects. She also worked with the North Carolina Coastal Federation on coastal policy and planning issues, developing a community-based watershed action plan to restore health to a coastal river. Lynnette is a life-long equestrian, and has trained horses and taught riding lessons for over a decade.

B.A. in Biology and Environmental Studies from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine; Sea Education Association Class S184, Woods Hole, Massachusetts; Master of Environmental Management (MEM) from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Eno River in North Carolina


Blog Posts By This Author

Law Center Names 3 Rivers Endangered

The Southern Environmental Law Center recently released their “Top Ten Endangered Places 2011.” These are scenic, ecologically significant natural areas in the Southeast that are imperiled due to poor decisions. Of the ten on the list, thre… Read more »