COLUMBIA, S.C. - May 28, 2019 - The South Carolina Wildlife Federation (SCWF) has named Sara K. Green as Executive Director. Green is the sixth Executive Director in the organization’s 88 year history and brings 22 years of institutional knowledge of the organization. As SCWF’s Director of Education, Green built up the organization’s capacity to offer wildly popular, high-quality programs that engage South Carolinians of all ages in wildlife habitat enhancement, citizen science and outdoor recreation. The unanimous decision by the 36 member Board comes after the retirement of Ben Gregg in February.
“Sara has a passion for wildlife, dedication to connecting people to nature and an ability to inspire conservation and stewardship of our natural resources,” commented board chair, Jason Burbage. “We look forward to her leadership as we step into a new era of growth.”
As Executive Director, Green is committed to honoring the sportsman roots of the organization and exploring ways to engage new audiences. Under her leadership, SCWF has set goals to grow their reach over the next 5 years. These goals include expanding education programs to present more opportunities for people of all ages to experience nature hands-on, the enhancement and restoration of available habitat for wildlife in wetlands, woods and fields, and the engagement of homeowners, teachers, businesses and community leaders across the state in making a positive impact for wildlife.
Over two decades, Green has developed an extensive network of conservation partners among state agencies, nonprofit organizations, local governments, industries, small businesses, schools and passionate dedicated individuals across the state. “I’m continually inspired by the diversity of people who all come together for wildlife conservation,” says Green. “Hunters, fisherman, gardeners, birdwatchers, hikers, teachers, farmers, kayakers, photographers, corporate landowners, cyclists; the list goes on! I’m honored to be in the position to bring these different perspectives together to look at ways to improve and increase habitat for wildlife.”
One of the 51 state & territory affiliates of the National Wildlife Federation, the South Carolina Wildlife Federation is the oldest conservation organization in the state and prides itself on science-based wildlife conservation policy and high-quality education programs. SCWF’s mission is to conserve and restore South Carolina’s wildlife and wildlife habitat through education and advocacy. For more information, visit their website at: www.scwf.org.