Amy is a lifelong western Loudoun resident and became involved with Loudoun Wildlife over 15 years ago, attending numerous educational programs and monitoring bluebirds. In 2019 she became a certified stream monitor and took on the role of Stream Monitoring Program Coordinator. Since then, she’s increased the number of benthic macroinvertebrate monitoring sites from 5 to 19, started a Salt Watch program at 50 sites around the county, and become a Virginia Save Our Streams certified trainer and trained 12 new stream monitors. Under her leadership, the Stream Monitoring Program was awarded the 2023 Environmental Excellence award from the Loudoun County Environmental Commission. She also received the 2023 Loudoun Cares Outstanding Adult Volunteer of the Year award and the 2022 Joe Coleman Award from Loudoun Wildlife.
In 2022 Amy administered and conducted a $41,000 Google grant to “Secure Clean Drinking Water for Lucketts,” which involved the collection and analysis of over 250 samples of stream and wastewater treatment facility effluent samples for E. coli levels (resulting in the EPA mandate for the new construction of a wastewater treatment facility next to JK Black Oak) and an educational town-hall meeting about water quality for Lucketts area residents. The project also included drinking water testing for 23 families and providing 17 families from two underserved communities in Lucketts with high-quality drinking water filters and electronic water descalers – resulting in savings for those families of nearly $250,000 over the course of four years, as they no longer need to buy bottled water for drinking and cooking.
When she’s not splashing about in streams, Amy homeschools her teen daughter, leads a 4-H group, and volunteers with the Tree of Life food bank. She also enjoys bird watching, gardening, exploring nature, reading mysteries, solving escape rooms, and spending time with her family, friends, dog, and chickens.