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Kirk Mantay
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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.

Meet our team

  • Meet our team set 1
    Kate Fitz
    Kate FritzExecutive DirectorMs. Fritz is an environmental professional with ten years of experience in water quality, land use and sustainability planning ... Read More
    Suzanne Martin
    Suzanne MartinDirector of DevelopmentSuzanne has 18 years experience in fundraising, primarily in the education and environmental arenas. She has worked at private independents schools, Johns Hopkins University, Wichita State University, the Jane Goodall Institute and most recently at The Key School in Annapolis. ... Read More
    Kirk Mantay
    Kirk MantayDirector, Watershed RestorationKirk Mantay is an ecologist who has been working to restore Maryland’s wetlands and waterways ... Read More
    Jesse Iliff
    Jesse IliffSouth RIVERKEEPERJesse Iliff is an attorney who obtained his juris doctor with a certificate of concentration in environmental law from the University of Maryland, Carey School of Law... Read More
  • Meet our team set 2
    Nancy MerrillCoordinator, Volunteer and Outreach ProgramNancy Merrill is a recent transplant to the shores of the South River although she grew up as a river rat on the nearby Severn River ... Read More
    Jennifer Carr
    Jennifer CarrCoordinator, Watershed RestorationJennifer graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Geography and a ... Read More
    Shardee' Powell
    Shardee PowellAdministrative AssistantShardee’ is a Calvert County Native but, isn’t a stranger to the South River watershed... Read More
    Sarah Giordano
    Sarah GiordanoChesapeake Conservation Corps VolunteerSarah Giordano signed on as a Chesapeake Conservation Corps volunteer after graduating from Washington College ... Read More
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