Dam removal on the Denson’s Creek, NC | American Rivers “I have to say that this was the most rewarding project that I have worked on in my 29 years with the Service.” – Ricky Campbell, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Excavator Operator The US Fish and W… Read more »
Lynnette works with communities across North Carolina and the Southeast to remove unsafe and outdated dams by providing technical assistance and general guidance for these projects.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
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American Rivers and the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFW) worked together to remove two dams in just two days this week in Montgomery County, North Carolina. The projects will benefit a number of rare, high priority fish and mussel species by restori… Read more »
American Rivers and the US Fish and Wildlife Service worked together to remove a privately owned dam on the Little River in Montgomery County, NC on Monday (Sept. 10). The project will benefit a number of rare, high priority fish and mussel species by… Read more »
A recent field trip to the Uwharrie River in North Carolina reminded me of the incredible biological diversity of Southeastern rivers. The Southeast is home to almost 2/3 of all the freshwater fish species in North America, and over 90% of the freshwat… Read more »
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 »
It’s hard to believe Little River is #4 on American Rivers’ America’s Most Endangered Rivers list, and even harder to believe the reason is because this beautiful area is threatened by dam construction. Several weeks ago I accompanied local… Read more »
American Rivers has long supported the removal of the Dillsboro Dam in western North Carolina to restore the health of the Tuckaseegee River and recreational opportunities for the community. Duke Energy has been trying to remove the dam, an outdated st… Read more »
In a unique and utterly fun new program, schools around North Carolina have raised thousands of American shad fry (baby fish) to release into local rivers. American shad are migratory fish — meaning they live in the ocean but come to fresh water to sp… Read more »