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Region Five Development Commission welcomes Brendan Lee-Gilligan

Lee-Gilligan is a recent college graduate with a degree in environmental studies.

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STAPLES — Region Five Development Commission announced the addition of Brendan Lee-Gilligan as a Minnesota GreenCorps member.

His focus will be on energy and environment planning and projects.

Lee-Gilligan is a recent college graduate with a degree in environmental studies. In his senior year, he worked from school remotely due to the pandemic. During this time, he wrote a thesis paper on how the United States could go about protecting honeybees and preventing Colony Collapse Disorder.

The Minnesota GreenCorps program, coordinated by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, aims to preserve and protect Minnesota’s environment while training a new generation of environmental professionals. Members serve at their host sites for 11 months, from mid-September through mid-August. Host sites include cities, counties, tribal nations, public schools, universities, watershed districts and nonprofit organizations.

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