The Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association is pleased to announce that Janet Starwood is their new Director of Development and Communications.
Janet joins WVWA with extensive experience in fundraising, organizational development and community engagement. She was the founder of Delaware Valley Earth Force, a regional affiliate of the national Earth Force environmental education organization, and served as Executive Director for nine years. Most recently she worked with the National Audubon Society as Director of Urban Conservation for Audubon Pennsylvania, where she focused on advancing a collaborative project with the Philadelphia Outward Bound School to develop the East Park Leadership and Conservation Center. Starwood received her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and her J.D. from Hofstra University.
Janet is an ardent advocate for preservation and has a deep commitment to environmental stewardship. She is an avid birder and hiker. Janet stated, “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the outstanding staff, board members, and community supporters who have made WVWA the ‘go to’ organization in Montgomery County for protecting and restoring the Wissahickon Valley Watershed. I’ve found the perfect perch on the Green Ribbon Trail for advancing a mission that is close to my heart.”
“Janet’s understanding of government agencies, philanthropy, non-profits and community networks will serve the WVWA well at a time of growing stewardship challenges from managing natural resources to addressing water quality issues,” stated Dennis Miranda, Executive Director of the WVWA. “Along with her expertise, enthusiasm and energy, she brings an unquenchable passion for conservation.”