Linnea Stewart

Headwater Stream Initiative Planting Coordinator

Linnea Stewart Headshot

Linnea joined the PEC team in March 2022 as the Headwater Stream Initiative Planting Coordinator, where she works part-time to organize and facilitate tree planting projects in riparian areas throughout the Potomac and Rappahannock watersheds.

Before starting with PEC, Linnea pursued various volunteer and professional opportunities related to her interests in land management and biodiversity conservation. She volunteered and interned for the Conservation Ecology Center at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, VA. After graduate school, Linnea worked as an Appalachian Conservation Corps Individual Placement for the National Capital Area Invasive Plant Management Team (National Park Service). During her service with NPS, she gained skills and experience in natural resource management. Linnea then joined the Fairfax County Park Authority as an Ecological Technician in December 2021, where she currently works to support the Park Authority’s Invasive Management Area program.

Linnea grew up in a small town in Shenandoah County. She holds an Associate of Science Degree from Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) and a B.S. in Environmental Studies and a Concentration in Peace and Justice from Roanoke College. Linnea also attended the University of Oxford for graduate school where she earned an M.Sc. in Biodiversity, Conservation, and Management and completed a thesis exploring post-Brexit policy changes affecting biodiversity conservation in agricultural landscapes.