Jen Lomberk, an attorney specializing in environmental law and policy, recently joined the CCS Advisory Board. Lomberk has worked on projects spanning a broad spectrum of environmental issues ranging from stormwater regulation in the state of Florida to national park management in The Bahamas to the innovative use of conservation easements to protect sea turtle nesting habitat. Lomberk is the Executive Director of Matanzas Riverkeeper, a non-profit organization based in St. Augustine dedicated to protecting the health of the Guana, Tolomato, Matanzas watershed through advocacy, education, and community engagement. Matanzas Riverkeeper’s work includes bolstering environmental protections through local land use and planning decisions, statewide rules and laws, and campaigns and projects to benefit water resources. Lomberk also sits on the Management Advisory Group for the Guana, Tolomato, Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve and serves as the Chair of Waterkeepers Florida, the regional entity composed of all 15 Waterkeeper organizations working throughout the State of Florida to protect and restore our water resources.

As a native Floridian, Lomberk has a lifelong personal connection with Florida’s natural areas and has dedicated her career to protecting them. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Central Florida as well as a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law with a certificate in Environmental & Land Use Law and Policy. She is excited to help integrate the work of the Center for Coastal Solutions with the appropriate policies, organizations, and agencies to maximize its real-world impact.