Task Force Welcomes New Executive Director

The Board of Lake Waramaug Task Force is thrilled to welcome Sean Hayden as the new LWTF Executive Director.  Sean comes to the Task Force with over 30 years of experience in Environmental Conservation, and in depth knowledge of the ecology and history of Lake Waramaug.  Prior to joining the Task Force, Sean spent 18 years as Executive Director and Soil Scientist at the Northwest Conservation District (NCD).  During his tenure at NCD Sean worked side by side with the 34 towns and residents of Northwest CT – including the Task Force – to conserve natural resources by using sustainable development strategies.

Because the health of Lake Waramaug depends upon what flows into the Lake, Sean’s qualifications are exactly in line with the LWTF’s needs.  He is an expert in Low Impact Development (LID), and a certified Soil Scientist, Army Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineator and Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control.  He has worked with multiple wetlands and zoning commissions to revise municipal regulations, watershed planning, sediment and erosion control and storm-water quality management plans. In fact, many of you may already have met Sean.  He is well versed on the issues facing Lake Waramaug and has been working with the LWTF on our complimentary Water Quality Protection Service for the past year.

Prior to working at NCD, Sean spent 3 years as an Agro-Forester with the Peace Corps in Kenya. One interesting tidbit: Sean is fluent in Swahili!  And, he is “home grown.”  Sean graduated from the University of Connecticut with a BS in Renewable Natural Resource Management & Engineering.  He and his wife, Rose Guimaraes, live in Torrington and are avid “outdoors-people.”  Sean can be reached at seanhayden@lakewaramaug.org