Lynn Pilewski, the Education Program Coordinator for the Greenville County Soil & Water Conservation District and a Project WET Coordinator, was recently recognized as the 2017 South Carolina Outstanding Conservation District Employee. The award recognizes professionalism and dedication to conservation district programs. Over the past four years, Lynn has successfully raised awareness of soil and water conservation at local, regional and national levels while implementing extraordinary programs at home.
A Project WET Coordinator since 2015, Lynn has helped more than 200 South Carolina teachers incorporate water education in the classroom. She has generated and spread nationally recognized campaigns, including Clean Water Starts With Me, a set of custom stormwater pollution arcade games, and There Is No Poop Fairy. These engaging campaigns help the public understand their role in preventing stormwater pollution and have educated more than 50,000 students in the past year.
Lynn has also worked hard to bring the District’s environmental message to the public through radio and TV appearances, blog posts and event booths throughout Greenville County. She has helped plan four conferences in Greenville—including the Project WET USA Conference in 2016—and has presented at nine state, regional and national conferences. As a professional photographer, graphic and web designer, she has helped transform the District’s education outreach materials and online presence.
We congratulate Lynn on her award and thank her for her work bringing Project WET and water education to South Carolina!