Irene Flynn Moves Up
We’re delighted to announce that Irene Flynn has been promoted to Stewardship & Land Protection Manager.
Irene joined our Lands Committee in 2020 when she moved to Rockland, after years of stewardship experience throughout Maine.
We were lucky enough to hire her as part-time steward monitoring our preserves. She’s proven to be a helpful resource to our conservation easement landowners on climate resilient projects like grassland bird habitat restoration, invasive species mitigation, and adaptive plant migration.
“I’m happy to be learning the ropes of land protection with Annette Naegel as my mentor.” Irene radiates an enthusiasm to engage others in what she loves. “I’m always looking for volunteers to play with me in the woods, whether it’s spotting birds for resiliency projects, meeting community members in monitoring projects, or bushwhacking to refresh boundaries.”
Wondering where to go in the watershed? Irene’s advice: “Explore the Rockland Bog where the porcupines loom in the tops of trees and you will feel like you’re in T2R9.” (See Baxter State Park).
When Irene’s not working, she likes to explore with her family, tend the veggies in her garden or relax with a book at her Ebeemee Lake camp.