Annemarie Abbondanzo

Annemarie has a broad background as an environmental scientist with seven years of experience in environmental consulting.  In her administrative role as Operations Coordinator, she develops workplans and coordinates teams to develop ecologically focused stream and wetland restoration projects, including environmental banks.  She is responsible for the schedule, budget, and day-to-day communication with the project team. In addition, Annemarie provides technical leadership and guidance for environmental permitting  to support project development and construction.

The Linville Creek Stream Restoration Project highlights her ability to tie together habitat considerations, educational outreach, and nutrient and sediment reductions for water quality improvement to create a multi-benefit project. Other highlights of her work include grant and technical writing. She has recently written grants for the Upper Rapidan Eastern Brook Trout Initiative, and  Glasgow  Watershed Assessment. Through this work,  Annemarie has been fortunate to partner with  a diversity of localities, nonprofits, and educational institutes to submit high-impact proposals to funding agencies such as the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Patagonia.

Education • Training • Certification

  • M.S. Environmental Science & Planning, Johns Hopkins University
  • B.A. Major Government/Minor Environmental Science, College of William & Mary
  • Rosgen Level I: Applied Fluvial Geomorphology
  • Rosgen Level II: River Morphology & Applications
  • DEQ Combined Erosion and Sediment Control Inspector/Stormwater Inspector
  • Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) Wetland Delineation Training
  • NC State University –  Stream Morphology Assessment & Aquatic Insect Taxonomy
  • NC Division of Water Resource (DWR) Surface Water Identification Training