Elizabeth McGreevy is an ecologial planner, author, and public speaker. She obtained an undergraduate degree in biology from Randolph Macon Woman’s College, a master’s of landscape architecture from Texas A&M where she focused on environmental planning and ecology, and she is a certified permaculture planner.
She was born in Houston but moved to Austin more than 20 years ago to work on ecology-based development, management, and restoration plans. Her work focuses on ecological site analyses and plans, rewilding, and increasing rainwater infiltration for projects across the Hill Country. She has demonstrated skills working with stakeholders, clients, politicians, and community members with diverse interests and viewpoints to develop sustainable solutions to complex problems. As a project manager, she has overseen the installation of innovative, regenerative projects and multi-million dollar mixed-use developments. McGreevy’s latest planning work has included the Rewilding Zilker Park vision plan, Horseshoe Bay Nature Park Master Plan, and providing expert feedback for the USDA’s Austin climate change report.
As a public speaker, she teaches groups about water conservation, Hill Country ecosystems, and green infrastructure. McGreevy also hosted a radio show on KDRP Radio in Dripping Springs to discuss these issues. More recently, she published a book, Wanted! Mountain Cedars, Dead and Alive, about the history, ecology, and politics of Mountain Cedar trees in the Hill Country.
Outside of her regular work, McGreevy volunteered as a Wild Basin trail guide for ten years and served on the Flower Hill Museum board of trustees. She has also served as a legislative advisor for ecological and water use issues and is an active member of the Native Plant Society, the Hill Country Alliance, and the Society of Ecological Restoration.
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