New Face at LCC - Dominic Brennan
Dom Brennan - ECO AmeriCorps Education & Outreach Coordinator
Raised on the coast of Massachusetts, Dom has spent the better part of ten years diving into water issues. Whether taking bacteria samples for a municipal Board of Health or leading elementary school students in clean ups of local marshes and beaches, Dom's service-oriented attitude has led him on a myriad of outdoor adventures. He lived in a yurt in the Adirondacks for a semester in college, where he had to haul water for daily use from a quarter mile away and canoe across Lake Massawepie to get to the nearest road. After graduating from St. Lawrence University in 2015 with a combined degree in Environmental Policy and Sociology, Dom headed south to Knoxville, Tennessee. Serving as one of seven AmeriCorps members for Knox County Stormwater, Dom taught students ages 14 to 18 about pollution prevention, oversaw construction of a permeable concrete parking lot to reduce stormwater runoff from a local school, and helped maintain rain gardens to improve water quality. He joined LCC in the fall of 2016 and immediately put his stormwater management skills to good use implementing LCC's School Stormwater Assessment Project. When he's not poring over GIS maps and assessing flow patterns during storm events, he's busy organizing outreach programs like April Stools Day and our Toxic Reduction Awareness Campaign, assisting with Paddlers' Trail projects and gearing up for an active summer season on and around the water. We look forward to his continued service with LCC!