Center for Watershed Protection, Inc. Appoints William (Bill) Stack as Deputy Director of Programs
The Center for Watershed Protection, Inc., based in Ellicott City, MD, is proud to announce their newest staff member, William (Bill) Stack, who will be the new Deputy Director of Programs. He has worked for over 33 years in the watershed management and restoration field. Bill has been with the Baltimore City Department of Public Works where he retired as Chief of the Surface Water Management Division.
Bill has been with the Baltimore City Department of Public Works where he retired as Chief of the Surface Water Management Division. His many accomplishments include being one of the principal architects of the multi-jurisdictional Reservoir Watershed Management Agreement which has helped to protect the Baltimore regional water supply for the past twenty five years. Throughout his career, Bill has been a leader in promoting a collaborative approach to environmental monitoring and was one of the founding members of the Maryland Water Monitoring Council of which he ultimately chaired.
Bill has worked diligently in supporting local watershed organizations including being chair of the Patapsco-Back River Tributary Team. His work in watershed restoration led to the Watershed 263 project which marries the goals of neighborhood revitalization and environmental restoration in an “ultra-urban” setting. Over his last two years with Baltimore City, Bill worked in consolidating surface water programs by creating a new organizational structure which includes the MS4 and Stormwater Management and Sediment Control Programs.
Bill, who served as a board member at the Center from 1999-2005, has also worked in concert with many of the staff over the past few years. Hye Yeong Kwon, Executive Director of the Center for Watershed Protection, Inc. noted, “Bill has received national recognition for his efforts in transforming how stormwater is managed in Baltimore and the Chesapeake Bay. We are very proud to have him join our team and believe that his passion, energy, and enthusiasm to save the world from runoff will be well suited for the work of the Center for Watershed Protection.” Bill began his new position on March 1, 2010.
The Center for Watershed Protection works to protect, restore, and enhance our streams, rivers, lakes, wetlands, and bays. They create viable solutions and partnerships for responsible land and water management so that every community has clean water and healthy natural resources to sustain diverse life. Founded in 1992, the Center for Watershed Protection is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that has developed a multi-disciplinary strategy to provide technical assistance to local governments and non-profits who work to protect the nation’s water resources. The Center has helped communities around the country discover the importance of approaching environmental work at the watershed level. The Center is protecting and restoring watersheds by developing training programs for watershed professionals, fostering local partnerships with community groups, conducting practical research, facilitating consensus-based environmentally-friendly development principles, and providing direct watershed management services to local communities.