Land Use Planning & Water Quality Educator, Lake Champlain Sea Grant

Linda joined LCSG in August, 2015. She is responsible for coordinating our education programs to target professional groups and municipal board members on the impacts of land use on water quality. Linda will focus her efforts on a suite of courses targeted to Real Estate professionals licensed in Vermont and will expand those offerings to New York licensees. She will also further develop the Sustainable Landscape Stewards Program to offer high-impact programming targeting municipal planning and development review boards.

Linda's life-long devotion to the health and welfare of Lake Champlain inspired her transition from a social work career to working for the Lake. She is co-founder of Ahead of the Storm, a local tri-town collaborative providing education and resources for private and public landowners concerned with stormwater runoff. Her involvement with local watershed initiatives includes her role as Lake Wise Leader through the Department of Environmental Conservation and Blue Green Algae tracker with the Lake Champlain Committee. Linda's family has owned a summer home on Lake Champlain since the 1930s. She is an avid open-water swimmer, hiker, and cross-country skiier, and enjoys sharing time on the Lake with her extended family.

Linda Patterson

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Water quality, education


  • MFA, Bennington College, 2003
  • MSW, University of Minnesota, 1981
  • B.A. Harvard University, 1978


  • 802-656-7668
Office Location:

George D. Aiken Forestry Sciences Lab, 705 Spear Street