Claire Cambardella (she/her)

Northern Maryland Watershed Restoration Specialist
University of Maryland Sea Grant Extension - Baltimore County


Claire Cambardella is the Northern Maryland Watershed Restoration Specialist, coming from a long career in Chesapeake Bay restoration education. She managed education programs for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation for 14 years, has taught at Notre Dame of Maryland University, and spent time researching cultural influences on climate change policy and the effects of beavers in eastern US streams and rivers. She is passionate about bringing people together to experience and learn about their local waterways, how to have a positive impact on water quality, and simply to enjoy the outdoors. In her new role, she will be working with local stakeholders to implement best management practices for watershed restoration. Claire lives with her partner, Chris, and her dog, Robot, in Baltimore County, just north of the city line.

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