Director of Ecological Restoration
Gwen Macdonald, manages Save the Sound’s Ecological Restoration program including river and habitat restoration, living shorelines, and green infrastructure. Gwen has a B.S. in Ecological Engineering from SUNY College of Environmental Science at Forestry with post-graduate studies at Rutgers and the University of Massachusetts. She has been managing river restoration and tidal wetlands restoration projects at Save the Sound since 2010, including five dam removal projects. Gwen also participates in state and region-wide prioritization of projects and issues facing restoration and works with other stakeholders to advocate for policies that will encourage healthier rivers, marshes and shorelines in Connecticut and Long Island Sound.