Monday, June 3, 2013

New Director For Healing Our Waters Coalition

Jun 3: The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition (HOW) named Todd Ambs as its new director. Ambs previously served as president of the national conservation group River Network, a job he assumed after serving as chief of the water division for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Ambs will assume the reins of the 120-member Coalition of environmental, conservation, outdoor recreation organizations, zoos, aquariums and museums representing millions of people, whose common goal is to restore and protect the Great Lakes. He will be the Coalition's second director following the first director, Jeff Skelding, who announced that he was leaving in March to become executive director of the Friends of the Upper Delaware River. Ambs officially begins on July 1, working in Wisconsin as a team member of the National Wildlife Federation's Great Lakes Regional Center in Ann Arbor, Mich.
    HOW indicated in a release that over the last four years the federal government has invested more than $1.3 billion in restoration programs to restore habitat, clean up toxic pollution, combat invasive species and prevent runoff from cities and farms. "Restoration programs are producing results -- but there is more work to do." Prior to his tenure at the Wisconsin DNR, Ambs served as executive director of the River Alliance of Wisconsin, a senior policy analyst at the Wisconsin Department of Justice, and executive director of Rivers Unlimited, based in Columbus, Ohio. During his career, he has also served as policy director in the Ohio attorney general's office and assistant chief of public information and education at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

    Access a release from HOW (click here). Access the HOW Coalition website for more information (click here). [GLakes/HOW]

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