New Face at LCC - Jared Carpenter

Avid fly fisherman Jared Carpenter has years of legislative knowledge and a passion for all things water. Photo by Robert Carpenter.

Jared Carpenter - Water Protection Advocate
If you've spent any time at the Vermont State House this session chances are you've seen LCC's Water Protection Advocate Jared Carpenter attending committee meetings, button-holing legislators and talking up water issues. A graduate of Vermont Law School (VLS) with both a Masters of Environmental Law and Policy and Juris Doctor, Jared is focused on water funding and water protection bills this session. See his Legislative Update above. He comes to LCC thanks to a grant from the Lintilhac Foundation in support of our Water Protection Advocacy program. In addition to his work with LCC, Jared is a Principal in GrayToGreen Consulting which focuses on state and federal environmental policy. He honed his legislative abilities during stints as a government relations intern for the Vermont Natural Resources Council and an area environmental lobbying firm, as a clinician with the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic at VLS, as Staff Assistant for Connecticut's Majority Leader, and as Clerk for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform and Oversight. Jared is actively involved in water issues at the state, regional and national level. He is Vice President of Friends of the Winooski River, Secretary of the MadDog Chapter of Trout Unlimited (TU) Vermont, and the VT Representative on TU's National Leadership Council. An avid fly fisherman, he spends his free time exploring the rivers that feed Lake Champlain, particularly the Winooski, looking for quiet places to catch big fish.

"I am thrilled to be working with the Lake Champlain Committee for a cleaner," Jared noted. "This work takes place from the Statehouse to farm fields and neighborhoods because we all depend on clean water." Contact Jared with any questions about legislation and please mark your calendars for the March 29 Clean Water Day at the Vermont State House. More details will follow in the February issue of Enews.