1. Gaining the Confidence to be an Environmentalist

    November 5, 2019

    By Rachel Correll. It’s Monday morning. The coffee pot is empty. Staff of the Huron River Watershed Council (HRWC) are filing into the South Conference room. It’s my first staff meeting and chance to meet everyone. Going into this internship, I felt a severe case of imposter syndrome. I had only ever known academia, spending Read more

  2. Effective Grant-Based Stormwater Solutions Will Unite Our Land, Water, and Communities

    November 1, 2019

    By John Nguyen. This summer, I worked with the William Penn Foundation (WPF) who hosted and funded my summer fellowship. While there, I collaborated with their environmental grantmaking team to tackle stormwater runoff issues in Philadelphia and the greater Delaware River Watershed. Part of my summer activities included meeting our grantees along the Delaware River Read more

  3. Lessons From The Swamp  

    November 1, 2019

    By Delia Mayor. Having lived in the DC area before, I was familiar with the common expression “draining the swamp.” Although not necessarily rooted in the factual ecological history of the area, which according to Carl Abbott (2017) in his piece Draining the swamp: A guide for outsiders and career politicians, more closely resembled a Read more

  4. “That It’s Not Just Dollars and Cents” and Other Lessons I’ve Learned from Philanthropy

    October 10, 2019

    By Karen Goldburg. When I first started working in the nonprofit field, I was intrigued by the concept of grantmaking.  I was amazed that philanthropic groups could afford large sums of money to nonprofits, in order for those organizations to carry out their programmatic efforts.  From this vantage point, it seemed to me that foundations Read more