Lys Gant is a member of Save the Sound’s Ecological Restoration team as their Watershed Liaison. Lys will be working with various community members and stakeholders on Green Infrastructure Projects primarily those within the Mill, Pequonnock, Quinnipiac, and West River Watersheds.
Lys comes to Save the Sound from CitySeed, a New Haven based food justice organization where they worked closely with agricultural producers, small businesses, and community members to fight for an just and equitable food system on both a local and state-wide level. They still regularly help out on farms around the state as they cannot resist getting their hands dirty. They are excited to come back to their roots and use their experience in working with community members to help Save the Sound’s many Green Infrastructure Projects work for the people who are most affected by environmental injustice.
Lys is a graduate from Southern Connecticut State University and holds a B.A. in Geography with a focus in both Sustainability and Food Systems. Lys and their husband reside in New Haven with their pets and very much enjoy gardening, hiking, kayaking, learning about new plants and insects, and travelling all over the world.