Kirk Mantay is an ecologist who has been working to restore Maryland’s wetlands and waterways since 1999. A certified Professional Wetland Scientist and adjunct biology professor at Anne Arundel Community College, Kirk holds degrees from Virginia Tech (Fish & Wildlife Management (BS); Physical Geography (BA)) and Appalachian State University (Geography and Env. Planning, MA).
Kirk has directly implemented restoration projects throughout the Bay watershed and in 12 Maryland counties, for agencies and non-profit groups including Ducks Unlimited, Maryland SHA, DC-Maryland Audubon, Delaware DOT, and the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Most recently, Kirk has served as the Chesapeake Bay Trust's Senior Program Officer in charge of restoration programs. When not working or teaching, Kirk enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife Amy and their son, Henry.