Staff & Directors


Lidie Robbins, Executive Director

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Lidie was a founding board member of 30MRWA and became its first executive director in 2009. A native of Vienna, Maine, Lidie began her career as a National Park Service Ranger in Yellowstone and Denali National Parks. After living in six other states, she returned to Maine and Parker Pond, where her family has lived for eight generations. She spends her time off biking, hiking, kayaking and Nordic skiing with her husband Josh and daughter Brynne.

Email:   Phone: 207.860.4043


Lawson Jaffe, AmeriCorps/Maine Conservation Corps 2019 Environmental Steward

Lawson Jaffe PicLawson is a recent graduate of the University of Florida with degrees in Biology and Economics. Studying abroad in New Zealand, interning at the Florida Aquarium, tutoring elementary school aged children, and serving as an ambassador for the University of Florida Dean of Students’ Office sparked a passion for environmental service. A native of Tampa, Florida, Lawson is excited to live in Maine and become a part of the community. He is proud to be at the 30 Mile River Watershed Association and looking forward to making a genuine impact on the environment.

Email:    Phone 207.860.4043


Board of Directors

NameMember Group
Andy Tolman (Chair)Town of Readfield
Tom Ward (Vice Chair)Greater Minnehonk Lake Association
Rick Christenson (Treasurer)Flying Pond Improvement Association
Diana McLaughlin
Lovejoy Pond Improvement Association
Bill SwanBelgrade Regional Conservation Alliance
Martha HoddinottTown of Wayne
Dan OnionParker Pond Association
Molly SaundersAndroscoggin Lake Improvement Corporation
Linda StantonBasin-David-Tilton Ponds Association


2018 Summer Seasonal Staff

Emily Carman, Intern

Emily CloseupEmily recently graduated from the University of Maine at Farmington with a degree in environmental policy and planning.  She is interested in ecology and environmental conservation.  Emily loves being outside doing pretty much anything.  She is the summer intern at 30MRWA and will be supporting the water quality monitoring and courtesy boat inspection programs.


Ted Elliott, Courtesy Boat Inspector

Ted resizedIf you have spent any time at the Parker Pond boat launch the past few seasons, you have probably met our most experienced Courtesy Boat Inspector–Ted. He is an Augusta resident and teacher who fell in love with Parker Pond many years ago. Ted is an avid mycologist and spends his days off looking for native mushrooms.


Frank Chin, Courtesy Boat Inspector


Frank is an artist using mediums in watercolor, acrylic, and printmaking. He gets his art inspiration from his grandchildren and the beautiful Maine scenery. Frank’s next art project will be creating watercolor/printmaking inspired by Parker Pond and his walks on the Whistle Stop Trail in West Farmington. He loves the outdoors and wants to see the ponds, lakes and trails preserved for generations. Recently retired from education, Frank is an avid walker, and spends time hiking, kayaking, bicycling, cross country skiing, and doing Tai Chi.  Frank and his wife are very excited to be grandparents again!  His oldest son and his wife are expecting a baby boy July 4th!


 Pat Davis, Courtesy Boat Inspector


Pat moved to Maine six months ago but has been coming to Maine for 18 years for vacation.  Pat loves to read and fish.  She has two cats and has been married for 46 years.



Connor Firth, Courtesy Boat Inspector and YCC Crew Member

IMG_0280Connor is currently (although not for much longer!) a senior at Maranacook High School.  He is headed to Clarkson University in the fall to study aeronautical engineering, and to ski for their Nordic skiing team. He loves skiing, the outdoors, and astronomy.  He has two cats and a small dog.


Amber Delaney, YCC Crew Member

IMG_2802Amber is entering her third year at the University of Maine in Orono studying mechanical engineering and environmental studies.  She was a member of the Spruce Mountain Envirothon team in high school, which has competed in the national competition the past four years.  She is looking forward to being part of the YCC crew this year.


Rylee Delaney, YCC Crew Member

IMG_6832Rylee recently graduated from Spruce Mountain High School where during the past four years she’s participated in robotics, tennis, bowling, National Honor Society, math team, and Envirothon.  She is a returning YCC crew member.  In the fall she will be attending Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA to pursue a degree in astrophysics.

Mitchell Root, YCC Crew Member

image1 (1)Mitchell is a junior at Maranacook High School.  He loves playing soccer, basketball, and baseball.  He is looking forward to working with the YCC crew this summer.