By Nathan McWilliams, Philadelphia Stewardship Manager
As a huge nature enthusiast, I am beyond pleased to be the new Stewardship Manager here at TTF Watershed Partnership. Since childhood, I’ve had a strong interest in giving back to nature, and my community as a whole. Starting on my life’s mission, I began volunteering with Community Care while in middle school, an organization that promotes independence for seniors and persons with disabilities. While attending Walter Biddle Saul High School, I studied Aquaculture and Environmental Studies to expand my knowledge of the biological sciences. I felt driven to get involved with improving my community and, at the same time, protect the trees, water, and open spaces we all rely on in Philadelphia.
To turn my interest in nature into a long-term career, I graduated from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore with a Bachelor’s in Environmental Studies with a minor in Marine Estuary Science. From this point the sky was the limit! I worked with nonprofits such as the Student Conversation Association, the Philadelphia Zoo, and PowerCorpsPHL to improve environmental stewardship, awareness, and advocacy.
As Philadelphia Stewardship Manager, I’m looking forward to educating and activating communities around TTF’s mission to improve the health of our 30-square-mile watershed. A famous quote by James Baldwin that I live by goes: “The point is to get your work done, and your work is to change the world.”