Notes from Interim Executive Director Ann Witsil

Dear Wetlands Conservancy Friends, Supporters, and Colleagues!

The Wetlands Conservancy eagerly enters 2020 and this next decade with new leadership, strategic vision and focused impact.

Since October, I have toured and re-appreciated the unique beauty and vital resources of Oregon’s coastal estuaries and inland wetlands, guided by the expert perspectives of staff members, Paul Engelmeyer and Megan Garvey. I have been impressed by the dedication of our board members and Associate Director, Patty Lyons. The Wetlands Conservancy is fortunate to have such a committed, knowledgeable team.

Our search is underway for a new permanent executive director. Visit our website, www.wetlandsconservancy.org, or see link below for detailed information on this position, and please, send us your top candidates!

After a wildly successful Wetlands & Wellies fundraising and community send-off event,  Esther Lev has retired from Wetlands Conservancy. Please update your contacts to connect with members of the stellar TWC  team.  In 2020, Wetlands & Wellies moves to May, National Wetlands Month. Watch for more information coming soon on this succulent, popular fundraising event.

Shuck returns!! Portland’s largest oyster party -a week of Shuck Portland classes, dinners, and citywide dining February 2-8.   A percentage of the week long proceeds goes to The Wetlands Conservancy! Visit shuckportland.org for event details, and Keep on shuckin’!

Finally, we asked and you responded!  As The Wetlands Conservancy began a vigorous strategic planning process late last fall, we asked for your input.  We were overwhelmed with your affirmations for our role as the essential “voice” advocating for the health, protection and awareness of the region’s critical wetlands, especially as the environmental stakes are raised. We are re-invigorated and re-energized by your support, interest in collaborating and innovating with us for impact. Thank you!

Happy New Decade!


TWC Seeks Next Generation of Leadership

Are you or someone you know our next Executive Director?

Friends, please help us get the word out as we search for our next leader to take our work into the new decade.

TWC is looking for an exceptional leader who will create our next chapter, building on our current initiatives and expand our opportunities. This individual will play a lead role in regional collaborative conservation, building communities’ resiliency to the effects of climate change, and contributing to local, state, and federal conservation policy.

Read more about the position, qualifications, plus salary and benefits and download job description by clicking the button below. Deadline to apply is January 24.

Click Here for Full Executive Director Job Announcement

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