Corrina Parnapy

District Manager, Winooski NRCD|Freelance Environmental Writer| Aquatic Biologist| Phycologist

       Native to the Adirondacks (Lake George region), Corrina is now the District Manager for the largest Natural Resources Conservation District (Winooski) in Vermont.  She is the Lead Aquatic Biologist/ Phycologist for Avacal Biological.
She has degrees in Environmental Studies, focusing on fisheries from SUNY Cobleskill and a B.A. in Biology, with a concentration in Limnology from Skidmore College.
Previously, Corrina worked for environmental not-for-profits and state agencies within Northern NY, within the Lake Champlain Watershed, conducting water quality and natural resource protection projects and outreach efforts, focusing on issues related to water quality, nutrient loading, invasive species and road salt application. Corrina has also conducted consulting work through her own environmental organization, where she worked with clients to identify, understand and mitigate impacts to water quality utilizing algal analysis.  She has numerous articles, blogs and technical papers published, and has conducted presentations at professional conferences, and for the public and municipal groups. She says:
“My sense of wonder with the natural world began at an early age. My father, who I must admit has the mind of an inventor, would take my younger brother and myself out to streams in Vermont to go prospecting for gold.  It was not the hope of actually finding anything that drew us out to the waters; however a few specks would show up now and then, it was the experience and the hunt!  While my father was busy trying his latest invention to draw those golden flakes out of the substrate, I was searching under rocks, watching fish and falling deeply in love.”
“I was fortunate to grow up with family who lived near Lake George.  I have fond memories of excursions onto the lake, into the lake and playing in streams.  One pivotal memory for me, was fishing for Native Brook Trout with my grandfather.  I was so excited to get the fish back to the house and look at what they had been eating.  Not the thoughts of a normal 6 year old.”

       When not working for the protection of natural resources, Corrina, her husband Jeremy and their young son William enjoy every opportunity to get out and explore the natural world.

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