Paoli Native Creates Nonprofit to Undertake Environmental Improvement Projects in Maryland

Image of Lori Lilly via The Baltimore Sun.

Paoli native Lori Lilly has founded Howard EcoWorks, a nonprofit that develops a workforce to undertake environmental improvement projects in Howard County, Md., writes Janene Holzberg for The Baltimore Sun.

A graduate of Archbishop Carroll High School, Lilly lives with her husband, David Sigrist, an aquatic biologist, and their two daughters, Julia and Elena, in Woodstock, Md.

The pair met 21 years ago in AmeriCorps while they were assigned to a team doing environmental public-service projects on the West Coast. Within three months, they were walking down the aisle at Valley Forge National Historical Park, minutes from Lilly’s hometown.

Lilly is a national expert at finding and eliminating illicit discharge from sewage sources into streams and rivers. She worked at Environmental Solutions for three years before starting EcoWorks. Currently, she is working to develop flood mitigation solutions for Ellicott City, Md., as a member of the watershed master plan advisory team.

When she is not working on improving the environment, Lilly makes a delectable apple pie using a recipe given to her by her husband’s grandmother.

“Everyone says it’s the best they ever tasted,” she said.

Read more about Lori Lilly in The Baltimore Sun here.

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