Lauren Brown Hornor has loved water ever since she was a little girl, hunting for shells on the Florida beaches where she grew up. Channeling her love of water, Lauren provided legal support and guidance to Waterkeeper organizations across the country while working at Waterkeeper Alliance (WKA) in New York. Lauren was responsible for the WKA’s Clean Water Act Defense program, and while at the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic, she represented Riverkeepers in various enforcement actions on the Hudson River and in the Catskill Mountains.
After launching Fraser Riverkeeper in 2007 and serving as the Executive Director of Fraser Riverkeeper for 11 years, Lauren moved to the role of Strategic Partnership Lead with Swim Drink Fish Canada. Lauren's commitment to clean water was recognized at the 2016 Waterkeeper Gala in Toronto as one of twelve Swim Drink Fish Ambassadors, and Lauren was named a 2019 YWCA Woman of Distinction Award Recipient.