Lamonte L. Garber
Watershed Restoration Coordinator
970 Spencer Road
Avondale, PA 19311
610-268-2153, ext. 310
Lamonte manages landowner relations, implements agricultural and watershed restoration projects, and helps partners use appropriate funding to implement effective conservation practices.
B.S., Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, 1988. The Pennsylvania State University.
Goshen College, Goshen, IN
2008-2014 Pennsylvania Agriculture Program Manager, Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), Harrisburg, PA
2003-2007 Private Consultant, Lancaster, PA. Worked with CBF, PA Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Buy Fresh Buy Local, and Blue Ribbon Commission on Lancaster County Agriculture.
2000-2002 Interim Executive Director and Director of Southeast PA Programs, PA Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Millheim, PA
1999-2000 Project Associate, Environmental Quality Initiatives, Inc., State College, PA
1988-1998 PA Agricultural Specialist, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Harrisburg, PA
Member, Society for Ecological Restoration
Member, Pennsylvania Farmers Union
Lifetime Member, Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture
Community Involvement — Past and Present
Member, Partners Council - Penn State Center for Integrated Nutrient Solutions
Member, Pennsylvania Nutrient Management Advisory Board
Director, LIVE Green Lancaster
Founding Director and Secretary, Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture
Chair, PA Chesapeake Bay Advisory Committee
Member, Blue Ribbon Commission for Lancaster County Agriculture
Vice President, Lancaster Heritage and Environment Alliance
Secretary, Lancaster Cooperative School
Director, West Branch Bioregional Project
Coordinator, Lancaster County Stream Team
Member, Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster
Selected Media Coverage
Luciew, J. (2013 January 6) The Old Sect and the Sea: The Amish and the Chesapeake Bay. Sunday Patriot News, pp. 1A, 10-12A.
Luciew, J. (2013, March-April) The Amish and the Bay. Central PA Magazine, Vol 7 No. 2, 50-55.
Pirro, J.F. (2012, November) To Buffer or Not to Buffer. Growing, Vol. 10 No. 11, B10-B13, B20-21.
Rutter, J. (2012, October 28) Stream Quality Better, But Not Clean Enough. Intelligencer Journal, pp B1-B2.
Campbell, A/Natural Light Films, (2012, August) Amish Farmer Improves Streams. Online Video by Choose Clean Water Coalition
Peterka, A. (2011, October) Amish Farmers in Chesapeake Bay Watershed Find Themselves in EPA’s Sights, New York Times.
Crable, A. (2011, February 18) Bay Cleanup Will Have Big Impact On Us, Intelligencer Journal, pp A1-A4.
Garber, L. (2008, Spring) New State Tax Credit Helps Businesses Contribute to Local Conservation,Catalyst, 30-31.
Lefever, D. (2007, March 31) REAP Gathers Momentum. Lancaster Farming, pp A1-A23.
Crable, A. (2005, Sept 20) Report: Farms, Bay Still Need Improvement, Lancaster New Era, pp. B1-B5.