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Center For Watershed Protection Board Unanimously Appoints Eileen Straughan As New Board President
The board of directors for the Center for Watershed Protection, Inc. unanimously appointed Eileen Straughan, a recognized expert in water resource issues, as its new board president.
By: Karen Cappiella
“Eileen’s level of expertise will be invaluable in growing our membership and leading the board on strategic planning issues for the Association of Watershed & Stormwater Professionals (AWSPs)” said Hye Yeong Kwon, executive director of CWP. Launched in the spring of 2010, AWSPs is CWP’s new professional association, which aims to further the watershed management profession by providing training, technical materials, networking and other opportunities to its members.
“In addition to supporting the growth of ASWPs, it is my goal to ensure that Center continues to remain THE technical organization and resource for watershed professionals and policy makers on water/stormwater issues,” said Eileen Straughan. “We must remain on the cutting edge of the science and application of watershed protection.”
Straughan is a LEED Green Associate and serves on the boards of the USGBC Maryland and Koolhof Earth, and is past president of the Maryland Stream Restoration Association. She has Bachelor of Science in Conservation and Natural Resource Development from the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland.
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The Center for Watershed Protection, Inc. is an award-winning, national, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed in 1992. The Center's mission is to protect, restore, and enhance our streams, rivers, lakes, wetlands, and bays by creating viable solutions and partnerships for responsible land and water management. The Center is a recognized national leader in providing technical assistance, guidance and training to local governments, watershed organizations and others working to protect and restore their watersheds.