Lydia Weiss

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Government Relations Director for Lands



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Lydia Weiss is TWS’ Government Relations Director for lands. She works to advance public lands legislation and policies that add protections for our shared lands, and to defend against legislation that would undermine our bedrock environmental laws or give away our shared public lands to private interests. 

Lydia’s love of public lands took root in the Shawnangunk mountains in her hometown of New Paltz, NY. A graduate of Williams College, Lydia has been working in the national environmental community for nearly two decades.  She lives in Chevy Chase, DC – next to DC’s beloved Rock Creek Park - with her husband and two young kids.