Ellen Sturup Comeau

Water Resources Extension Agent
Water Resources Program Team, Beaufort County Cooperative Extension Office, Public Service Activities

Office: 18 John Galt Rd
Phone: 843-473-6023
Email: ecomeau@clemson.edu

 

 Educational Background

B.S. Conservation Biology
St. Lawrence University 2013

 Profile

Ellen Sturup Comeau, a New Hampshire native, graduated with her degree in Conservation Biology from St. Lawrence University in 2013. She first worked as a field technician, gathering bird population, nesting, and vegetation data for prospective PhDs, for over five seasons across the US and Latin America. Afterwards, she joined the AmeriCorps program in Knoxville, TN for two years. As an AmeriCorps member, she used her field biology skills on a community farm, growing 10,000lbs of produce for donation and providing educational workshops. Ellen continued to grow as an educator in the AmeriCorps program by launching the stormwater education program for the City of Oak Ridge’s stormwater department. Then, in late 2016, she moved to Beaufort County to accept a position as a Clemson Extension Water Resources Agent. In this role, she combines her science, agricultural, and educator backgrounds to help the citizens of Beaufort County protect its natural resources. In her spare time, she enjoys biking, birding, and hand embroidery.

 Extension and Outreach

Ellen Sturup Comeau is responsible for coordinating the Lowcountry Stormwater Parners (LSP) consortium. The consortium was formed when Clemson Extension, Beaufort County, the Town of Bluffton, the Town of Hilton Head Island, the City of Beaufort, and the Town of Port Royal came together and partnered alongside other organizations within the community. The LSP consortium was created to protect Lowcountry waterways and to preserve the area's quality of life for future generations. Together, they work with local residents, contractors, and other focused audiences to prevent stormwater pollution, encourage individual action, and promote responsibility for water protection.

 Links

Lowcountry Stormwater Partners website
Lowcountry Stormwater Partners Facebook page