Meet the Lamoille County Team

 

Peter Danforth
District Manager
Peter has a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Comparative Religion and a M.ED. in Agricultural Education and a minor in Geography. Peter has extensive experience in agricultural and environmental education including managing an agricultural program for a semester school in the Bahamas and directing an alternative to incarceration high school which offered hands-on learning and training in the fields of agriculture, environmental science and aquaculture in New York. Most recently he was involved in the creation of oyster reefs for clean water treatment, ecosystem restoration, storm surge mitigation, algal bloom mitigation and carbon sequestration. His lifelong work and passion has been dedicated to conservation and environmental education. Peter Danforth has been director of the Lamoille County NRCD for over a year and currently implementing 14 conservation grants including stormwater project implementation, watershed assessments, river corridor natural resource project implementation, and Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) education and outreach workshops.
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Stacey Waterman
Education Program Coordinator
Stacey has run the education programs for LCCD since 2016 where she provides programs on wildlife, watershed and naturalist topics to schools, libraries and community groups; acts as coordinator for the Vermont Enivrothon and runs camps and events at the Lamoille County Nature Center. She has worked as an environmental researcher and educator for twenty years as a docent at the Smithsonian Museum’s Hands-on Science Center, an environmental educator for the Peace Corps in Malawi and a lecturer of soil science and ecological agriculture at the University of Vermont. Stacey and her family live on their blueberry farm in Johnson.
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Silene DeCiucies
Agriculture Outreach Coordinator
Silene DeCiucies has been working for the Conservation Districts since March of 2019. She grew up in Lamoille county and has wanted to be a soil scientist since she saw her first soil pit at the age of 15. She has a Bachelor’s in geology and Master’s in soil and crop science, and has worked on livestock, dairy, and vegetable farms in Vermont, Washington, and upstate New York. She is very excited to work with Lamoille County farmers and learn from them how to best serve the local farming community in her role as Agriculture Outreach Coordinator. When not at work, Silene enjoys skiing and running in the woods, caring for her family’s livestock, making pottery, and advocating dairy products!
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