Diane Lewis

Diane Lewis's Mission

Diane Lewis is on a mission to help communities work together to improve local water quality.

Diane Lewis, M.D. is the founder of the non-profit organization The Great Healthy Yard Project and author of a book with the same name. A nephrologist and consultant in environmental health, she is a one-time organic farmer in the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks. Dr. Lewis is on the Board of the non-profit organization Bedford 2020 and chairs their Water and Land Use Task Force. She is a Board member of Audubon New York and a member of the Rachel Carson Awards Council for Audubon Women in Conservation. She is also a member of the Bedford Garden Club, the Town of Bedford Planning Board, and the Town of Bedford Open Space Acquisition Committee. She is a member of the Mid-Hudson Regional Sustainability Plan Water Management Working Group. She is also a freelance reporter, writing primarily on matters relating to health and the environment, having published “The Toxic Brew in our Yards” (New York Times Week in Review, January 11, 2023), and is a frequent contributor to the Bedford Record Review.

To learn more about Diane, read her first-person blog here.

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