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News New Staff Join DER

  • Division of Ecological Restoration
Three images showing new staff in the field.

We are excited to announce that four new staff have joined DER’s team. These new staff are helping us expand our assistance to communities with dam removal, culvert replacement, and other restoration and climate adaptation projects.

Ryan Barney, Program Assistant – Ryan supports all of DER’s restoration work. He comes to DER from the National Parks of Boston Education & Youth Engagement Team where he worked administratively as well as on the ground at 3 park sites to design and coordinate place-based education programs.

Joseph Gould, Ecological Restoration Specialist – Joe is working in our dam removal practice area. Joe comes to us from a position as Director of Ecological Programs for the Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper. In this role, Joe managed restoration projects and coordinated with partners to plan larger initiatives.

Jake Lehan, Stream Crossing Assessment Coordinator Jake is working in our Stream Continuity Program. As a certified North Atlantic Aquatic Connectivity Lead Observer, he is experienced in road-stream crossing assessments as well as has a variety of academic and professional experience related to aquatic ecosystems.

Eivy Monroy, Ecological Restoration Specialist – Eivy has joined DER’s Cranberry Bog Program. Eivy has over a decade of professional experience in engineering, wetland science, watershed planning, and GIS. Most recently, Eivy worked for the Narragansett Bay Estuary Program and was a lead analyst on their State of the Bay publication.

Images: Left: New staff Ryan (2nd from left) and Joe (3rd from left) in the field with NRCS; Middle: New staff Jacob; Right: New staff Eivy (1st from left) in the field with consultant Robin MacEwan

Division of Ecological Restoration 

DER restores and protects rivers, wetlands, and watersheds in Massachusetts for the benefit of people and the environment.