Irene Flynn, Stewardship Manager
Irene has a deep love for the woods, fields, waterways, soils, rocks, and humans of Maine. She studied Geoscience at the University of Southern Maine and her education took her out to Kamchatka, Russia. Wanting to stay grounded after finishing her studies, Irene served with the Maine Conservation Corps building trails and stone staircases. As a lifelong Mainer, Irene has had the pleasure of traveling and working around the state from growing up in Brunswick to working on the trails at Deboullie Public Lands.
Irene transitioned from trail building to stewardship after working as an MCHT Rockefeller Intern in her hometown at the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust. Irene spent time working at Midcoast Conservancy and Royal River Conservation Trust. During the pandemic her family reevaluated where they wanted to live, work and play, and in late 2020 they made the move to Rockland. Irene connected with the Land Trust shortly after moving up the coast, and as a volunteer with the Lands Committee, Irene was able to build relationships with her local community and the greater Georges River Land Trust community. Irene is honored to work with the staff, board, volunteers,and landowners who engage with Georges River Land Trust.
Irene lives in Rockland’s North End with her young family, two cats, a dog, and healthy bubbling sourdough starter. In her free time, Irene likes to play in her garden, hike, and try out new recipes.